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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  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 ...
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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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North Sea Texas  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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Gino: Now we've both got the same knife.
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Uneven pace, good performances
3 March 2015 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Belgian/Flemish films are not shown too often, but it is always interesting to broaden mental outlook and obtain information about different cultures and approaches. Noordzee, Texas includes multiple topics uncommon in most films: gay coming of age, life in the middle of nowhere governed by winds, dunes and tides, irresponsible way of living in a closed community, for example. Life is monotonous, with any arrival or departure creating an event, but children grow and adults exist, and all this may have unexpected solutions and perspectives.

Performances are good, realistic (particularly Jelle Florizoone as Pim, Eva Van Der Gucht (as Yvette, Nina Marie Kortekaas as Sabrina), but due to the complexity and versatility of elements, the plot is not seamless, the balance between slow and fast scenes is odd sometimes. Anyway, strong 7 points from me, with a recommendation to watch - unless you are conservative or homophobic.


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