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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.

Director:

Bavo Defurne

Writers:

André Sollie (novel), Bavo Defurne | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Van den Heuvel Ben Van den Heuvel ... Young Pim
Eva van der Gucht ... Yvette
Thomas Coumans Thomas Coumans ... Zoltan
Katelijne Damen Katelijne Damen ... Marcella
Nathan Naenen ... Young Gino
Noor Ben Taouet Noor Ben Taouet ... Young Sabrina
Mickey Mickey ... Mirza
Patricia Goemaere Patricia Goemaere ... Simone
Daniel Sikora Daniel Sikora ... Maurice
Victor Zaidi Victor Zaidi ... Julien
Jelle Florizoone ... Pim
Nina Marie Kortekaas Nina Marie Kortekaas ... Sabrina
Mathias Vergels Mathias Vergels ... Gino
Luk Wyns ... Etienne
Ella-June Henrard ... Francoise
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | German | French | English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

North Sea Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Ostend, Flanders, Belgium

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,487, 4 November 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,578, 17 February 2013
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gino: What are you thinking of?
Pim: [smiling] You forgot to bring your tent.
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Written by Truusje Koopmans (asT. Koopmans)
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A beautiful film to feel and empathise
25 November 2012 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a quiet and introverted young boy in Northern Belgium, who falls in love with the boy next door.

"North Sea, Texas" is a slow moving film, but it captures your attention by its great story telling. The story has little dialog, but a lot is told between the lines. Every action and every facial expression tells more than a thousand words. For example, the film tells viewers that the town is underprivileged by minor details such as Gino's mother pouring sugar sachets into a jar, and Pim's mother wearing the same dress almost every time she goes out. Towards the ending, there are scenes open to interpretation, leaving viewers to discuss what really happens.

"North Sea, Texas" is more of a film to feel and empathise. It is well made, and will touch your heart.


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