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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

[last lines]
Gino: Can I come in?
Pim: Your sister's not here. On Monday, Tuesday and...
Gino: I came to see you.
Pim: I'm living here temporarily. What do you want from me?
[Gino pushes Pim against the wall]
Pim: I waited for you.
Gino: Here, a gift is forever. Keep it in a knot... and you'll never forget me.
Pim: Stay
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to all the kids whose parents would not allow them the chance to take part in this film. It gets better. See more »

Soundtracks

Les Patineurs
Performed by Emile Waldteuffel
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Poor Pim
21 February 2016 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

First read jm10701 review of this movie! This reviewer draws a nice clear picture of the characters and plot in this odd Belgium indie film. At the beginning I was not compelled to watch this movie due to the weird little boy but I stuck with it and I'm glad I did.

Pim (the main character) is so sullen you'll wonder what's to become of him as his mother expresses no parenting skills and the only positive influences in his life seem to be the mother of his friend Gino and Pim's own imagination. So you just might want to follow Pim's story into his adolescence. (He has a catharsis moment alone on the beach in which he transitions into adulthood) There are other reviews here that are more detailed and repeating their praise is pointless.

The photography is wonderful, the mood of desperation is consistent, Pim's mother is a dead ringer for a 'Divine' look-a-like contest, and her boyfriend Etienne is as sleazy as he looks.


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