Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Senor Wrong: The Sexy-Refugee-Meets-Uptight-Spaniard Flick Bulgarian Lovers Never Digs Deep Enough

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Senor Wrong: The Sexy-Refugee-Meets-Uptight-Spaniard Flick Bulgarian Lovers Never Digs Deep Enough

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Bulgarian Lovers * Written by Fernando Guillen Cuervo and Eloy de la Iglesia * Directed by Eloy de la Iglesia * Starring Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Dritan Beba * TLA Releasing

Sitting through Bulgarian Lovers, the new comedy-drama from Spanish director Eloy de la Iglesia, is like listening to an otherwise whip-smart friend rave for hours about a new lover who sounds like a major handful. Sure, you might sit there for a while with a fixed smile and eyes glazed, but with every added detail about the new boyfriend's insistence that he is straight, his sneaky disappearing acts, his borrowing money, and his weird demands, you finally just want to shake your friend by the shoulders and shout, "Run, Eliza, run!"

But, hey, that's the way things go with obsessive lust, and it's exactly that state of delirium that fuels De la Iglesia's movie, based on the Eduardo Mendicutti novel. Successful middle-aged Madrid lawyer Daniel (Fernando Guillen Cuervo) strays from his buttoned-down life and circle of posh queeny friends to go nuts for strapping refugee Kyril (Dritan Biba), a standout among the hordes of hot politically displaced Eastern European bucks flooding Spain in hope of a better tomorrow. No sooner are the two rutting like minks than simpering Daniel is giving Kyril expensive jewelry, getting lilt up for cash, being cajoled into storing a hot valise, lied to about the ugly wells that turn up on Kyril's hands, and providing Kyril's girlfriend with free room and board. …

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