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Los novios búlgaros / Bulgarian Lovers
Made in Spain

At 40, Daniel is a relatively well-off homosexual from a good family who spends his free time in the Madrid gay zone with his mates, occasionally landing handsome boys, lately all foreign and particularly Slavs. Meeting Kyril, an attractive 23-year-old Bulgarian, he falls hopelessly in love. The perfect companion for a vital interior voyage, an encounter with his real needs, an uprooted, adventurous alter ego who moreover leads him to the verge of losing his safe, middle-class social status. Daniel is faced with increasingly greater dangers: he acts as guarantor with an important sum of money for his lover's suspicious activities, arranges papers for a stolen car and risks his life to get him out of jail, delivering dangerous radioactive material to the Bulgarian mafias.
BIOGRAPHY
Zarautz (Gipuzkoa), 1943. Over 20 years (1966-1986) and 21 movies, Eloy de la Iglesia militated in cinema of political opposition and moral subversion, offering a curious and daring view of Spanish society with movies like El sacerdote (1978), Colegas (Pals, 1982), El pico (1983) or La estanquera de Vallecas (1986). He was a member of the San Sebastian Festival Official Jury in 2001. Los novios búlgaros marks the return to cinema of this director after a long period of inactivity.
CAST & CREW
Director
Eloy de la Iglesia
Screenplay
Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Eloy de la Iglesia, Antonio Hens
Photography
Néstor Calvo
Edition
José Salcedo
Music
Antonio Meliveo
Cast
Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Dritan Biba, Anita Sinkovic, Pepón Nieto, Fernando Albizu
Sales
Grupo PI Lanzarote, 2 28700 San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid) Tel 34 91 659 20
Running Time
96 m.
Country
Spain
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