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  • Summary: Daniel (Cuervo) is a middle-aged, gay man who comes from an established family and lives a charmed, middle-class existence. He is a "regular" of Madrid's gay bar scene sometimes hunting for good-looking, young foreigners. At one of these bars, he meets Kyril (Beba), a hunky 23-year-oldDaniel (Cuervo) is a middle-aged, gay man who comes from an established family and lives a charmed, middle-class existence. He is a "regular" of Madrid's gay bar scene sometimes hunting for good-looking, young foreigners. At one of these bars, he meets Kyril (Beba), a hunky 23-year-old Bulgarian. After a night of animalistic passion, Daniel is under his Eastern European spell. Wild, reckless and slightly dangerous, Kyril seems to turn Daniel's conservative and rather predictable life upside down. (TLA Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sly, swift, succinct -- and very sexy.
  2. Superbly acted, without a trace of coyness and with considerable heat.
  3. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    70
    Full of charm, entertaining enough as it unfolds, good looking, but not especially memorable in retrospect.
  4. Eloy de la Iglesia, who directed Bulgarian Lovers, has a light and witty touch, reminiscent of his countryman Pedro Almodóvar...But he needed a better screenplay.
  5. 60
    For his first feature in 15 years, Spanish filmmaker Eloy de la Iglesia has made a witty, unsentimental class comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    De la Iglesia's years of filmmaking experience are obvious in the film's formal touches -- his transitions between scenes and time frames are smooth and very stylish.
  7. 25
    The gay sex scenes that punctuate Eloy de la Iglesia's limp Spanish comedy, Bulgarian Lovers, are frequent and graphic, and it often seems as if the lackluster story exists solely to showcase them.

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