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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.


Roger Pera
as Abodago
Simón Andreu
as Daniel's father
Julia Martínez
as Daniel's mother
Emma Penella
as Remedios
Alberto Lozano
as Cab Driver
Yanev Marin Dimitrov
as Kyril's Father
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 (9)

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.

September 10, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

June 25, 2004 | Rating: 2/4

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

June 10, 2004 | Rating: B+

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

June 3, 2004

Sly, swift, succinct -- and very sexy.

May 13, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

As Daniel is drawn deeper into Kyril's web of shady business dealings, the film completely loses its way.

April 30, 2004 | Rating: 1/4

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