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North Sea Texas (2011)
"Noordzee, Texas" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 November 2012 (USA)
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A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

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Complete credited cast:
Ben Van den Heuvel ...
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Yvette
Thomas Coumans ...
Zoltan
Katelijne Damen ...
Marcella
Nathan Naenen ...
Noor Ben Taouet ...
Mickey ...
Mirza
Patricia Goemaere ...
Simone
Daniel Sikora ...
Maurice
Victor Zaidi ...
Julien
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Pim
Nina Marie Kortekaas ...
Mathias Vergels ...
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Etienne
Ella-June Henrard ...
Francoise
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Pim, the emotionally abandoned and affection-starved young gay son of a small seaside town's resident floozy, grows up dreaming intensely of a loving father who will someday come for him, but never does. Frequently home alone, Pim often spends time at a neighbor's house where another single mom and her two teenage children accept him matter-of-factly. As Pim is about to turn 15, he and neighbor boy Gino become each other's friend-with-benefits, entering a period of sexual awakening together. Life, however, is all about change, and while Gino (a couple years older) is ready to move on and move out, Pim is not, leaving Pim behind to carry on with his continuing crush for Gino (while Gino's sister Sabrina develops an unrequited crush for Pim). Written by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA)  »

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North Sea Texas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,487 (USA) (2 November 2012)

Gross:

$27,578 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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The young Pim parts his hair on the left, contrary to Gino, who Pim has a crush on. The slightly older Pim now parts his hair on the right like Gino, with whom he has fallen unalterably in love. See more »

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Pim's page with drawings of Gino on it changes between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Gino: Now we've both got the same knife.
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Dedicated to all the kids whose parents would not allow them the chance to take part in this film. It gets better. See more »

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interesting idea but disappointing execution
22 October 2013 | by (belgium) – See all my reviews

This film disappointed me because the language used is some very clean and un-natural "dixi-antwerps". As the film plays at the sea side, it makes the accent even more unrealistic.

The movie is based on a novel and it feels like the dialogs have been taken literally which doesn't take into account how much more tolerant written language is compared to spoken.

Further, it feels like the scenes chosen drop a bit out of context, with little introduction as to why the characters feel towards one another like they do.

All in all, I found it mechanical and I didn't manage to feel with the characters.


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