The Swedish Kings

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Шведските крале
Shvedskite krale
(English: The Swedish Kings)
Directed by Lyudmil Kirkov
Written by Nikolay Nikiforov
Starring Kiril Gospodinov
Tsvetana Maneva
Asen Georgiev
Evstati Stratev
Konstantin Kotsev
Music by Boris Karadimchev
Cinematography Atanas Tasev
Release dates
Running time
89 minutes
Country Bulgaria
Language Bulgarian

The Swedish Kings (Bulgarian: Шведските крале / Shvedskite krale) is a Bulgarian comedy film released in 1968, directed by Lyudmil Kirkov, starring Kiril Gospodinov, Tsvetana Maneva, Asen Georgiev, Evstati Stratev and Konstantin Kotsev.

The construction worker Spas decides to go to a holiday at a luxurious seaside resort where he can amuse himself as a Swedish king. Soon he realizes that he is a stranger in this world of modern hotels and flashy night clubs full of snobs and insincere people.

The Swedish Kings is the first hit movie in the career of Lyudmil Kirkov. It became one of the classic works of the Bulgarian cinematography from the 1960s.




  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3. 
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4. 

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