THE LOVE SUMMER OF A SCHLEP
(Hristo Shopov as Bratets)
ORIGINAL TITLE: Любовното лято на един льохман / Liubovnoto liato na edin lyoxman.
DIRECTED BY: Liudmil Todorov.
MAIN CAST: Hristo Shopov, Petar Popiordanov, Alexander Morfov, Emil Kotev, Mariana Krumova, Radostina Vrangova, Nona Mileva, Ivan Savov, Petar Krastev, Ilian Balinov, Hristo Garbov and Sabina Bakeva.
PRODUCED BY: Vladimir Bobchev.
WRITTEN BY: Liudmil Todorov.
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Antoni Donchev.
RUNTIME: 75 minutes.
GENRE: Friendship | Adventure | Romance.
Bratets (Hristo Shopov), Sveji, Kuche and Lacho are close friends that spend their holidays on the coast.
They haven’t got too much money and they live in a deserted shack just in front of the sea. They spend their days swimming, diving, reading, fishing, listening to music... but, at dark, they head to bar and nightclubs to meet girls.
As the days pass, each one of them finds a loving relationship,which in theory is planned to end with the holidays. However, Lacho is the only one who doesn’t participate in his friend’s adventure and games; he can’t swim, isn’t interested in women, doesn’t say much, but this doesn’t stop him being the best friend in the world.
One day, the girls decide to visit their friends in their peculiar ‘home’, so the boys fall over themselves to clean up and cook a decent meal and give a good welcome, with the little resources that they have. Bratet’s girl seems to be worried about the end of the summer...
* NOTE: The film won various awards, of which it’s worth mentioning the Special Award of the Jury (FBIF, Sofia, 1990) and the Grand Prize -MKF- of the Turin Festival (1990).