Bulgarian Lovers (2003)

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A well-to-do Spanish attorney finds himself in hot water after falling for a shady Bulgarian man in the 2002 comedy-drama, Los novios bulgaros (Bulgarian Lovers). Middle-aged Madrid native Daniel (Fernando Guillen Cuervo, who also helped adapt the script) lives a life of relative comfort and is generally pretty happy with how things have been going for him lately. His one guilty pleasure is frequenting the city's gay quarter looking for men to pick up for an evening of reckless abandon. One night, Daniel meets Bulgarian Kyril (Dritan Biba) and is quickly smitten beyond all hope of reason. Finding out that Kyril is essentially homeless and penny-less, Daniel nonetheless gets him into bed--after buying him dinner--even after Kyril confesses to having a fiancee back in Bulgaria. As Daniel falls deeper in love with Kyril, Kyril takes advantage of the situation by convincing the lawyer to complete various tasks for him, which range from the morally questionable to the highly illegal and dangerous. A more than willing stooge to Kyril's demands--and all too aware of his situation--Daniel resigns himself to following this relationship through to the end, wherever it may lead.
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R
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Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Dritan Biba
as Kyril
Roger Pera
as Abodago
Roman Lucknar
as Simeon
Simón Andreu
as Daniel's father
Julia Martínez
as Daniel's mother
Gracia Olayo
as Rosita
Emma Penella
as Remedios
Shai Bercovich
as Vladmir
Alberto Lozano
as Cab Driver
Yanev Marin Dimitrov
as Kyril's Father
Nikolay Maksimov Genchev
as Kyril's Cousin
Alejandro Nunez
as Kyril as a Child
Ines Sajara
as Sister No. 2
Antonio Del Olmo
as Husband No. 2
Isabel Ampudia
as Sister No. 1
Alberto Vazquez
as Husband No. 1
David Pinilla
as Accountant
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Critic Reviews for Bulgarian Lovers

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Well acted, and its Faustian dynamic of mutual exploitation would be absorbing enough, but as Kyril draws Daniel into ever shadier situations, the film loses its tone and devolves into absurd political farce.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Slightly better than some recent skin-deep gay- and lesbian-themed movies.

June 25, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Shows that Mr. De la Iglesia's long absence hasn't dulled his sense of stylish, cinematic storytelling.

Full Review… | June 10, 2004
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The screenplay contains enough witty elements to lift it above the average sex farce.

June 3, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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May 26, 2004
The New Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bulgarian Lovers

½

Cute, but could have easily stood out had the writing not taken such a formulaic route. Excellent directing.

Danny C
Danny C
½

Para los que sabemos el precio de la compañía cuando nos sentimos criticamente solos esta película nos parece muy familiar. Forma parte de mi coleccion personal. Además que el bulgaro está como quiere!

Osvaldo Cintron
Osvaldo Cintron

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