Wealthy consultant Daniel (Fernando Guillén Cuervo) is a fixture on the scene, and when he encounters Kyril (Dritan Biba), a hunky 23-year-old Bulgarian, it's love at first sight (or, more accurately, after a night of mind-bending sex). Even though he knows better, he's totally enthralled, much to the amusement of his sarcastic friends. The easygoing but ambitious Kyril makes no secret of his desire to get rich, drive a fast car, and marry Kalina (Anita Sinkovic), the girl he left back home. Daniel doesn't mind. He just keeps handing over hundreds of euros and promises to help Kyril "fix his papers." Daniel says, "I'd give my life for you." Kyril responds, "I'd also give your life for me." Not exactly the basis of a healthy relationship.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.