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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)

Los novios búlgaros (original title)
A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

Director:

Eloy de la Iglesia

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Guillén Cuervo Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Daniel
Dritan Biba ... Kyril
Pepón Nieto ... Gildo
Roger Pera Roger Pera ... Lawyer
Anita Sinkovic Anita Sinkovic ... Kalina
Fernando Albizu Fernando Albizu ... Mogambo
Roman Luknár ... Simeon (as Román Lucknar)
Simón Andreu ... Padre de Daniel
Julia Martínez ... Madre de Daniel
Gracia Olayo ... Rosita
Emma Penella ... Remedios
Aure Sánchez Aure Sánchez ... Bambi
Shai Bercovich Shai Bercovich ... Vladimir
Alberto Lozano Alberto Lozano ... Taxista
Óscar Iniesta Óscar Iniesta ... Emil
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Storyline

A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

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Taglines:

Beware of love in radioactive packages"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Bulgarian | English

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulgarian Lovers See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,345, 2 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,440, 12 September 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Daniel: I'd give my life for you.
Kyril: I'd give your life for me too.
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a Slav in gay Madrid
5 April 2005 | by esh04676See all my reviews

Overall this film gives the viewer a good picture of the gay night world in contemporary Spain, but the focus is on the relationship between stolid, bull-like Kyril and emotional passive Daniel. Daniel is the successful and well--to-do middle-aged business consultant who spends much of his free time cruising for sex in night spots. He hooks up with much younger (supposedly age 23, but Biba looks older) Kyril, a Bulgarian immigrant, missing his fiancée who is in Berlin. (Why these two young lovers are separated is not clear.) But Kyril is ready to meet Daniel's needs for friendship and more. The nature of the developing relationship is made clear at the outset with Kyril making love to Daniel in an overpowering and explicit manner. Daniel is much in love with Kyril, but Kyril sees Daniel only as a convenience, a source of money, shelter, and help with his working papers in Spain and with a project that evidently deals with international atomic fuel smuggling. In connection wit the last, Daniel often finds himself involved in skirting the law. The performances by Dritan Biba and Guillen-Cuervo as the older man are excellent and make this movie fun to watch. Both actors should get special awards for their sensitive portrayals of men having a sexual relationship.


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