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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

Gross USA:

$28,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,436
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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 »

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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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Vissers van Capri
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A very good movie
12 May 2015 | by ciffouSee all my reviews

First things first, its photography is stunning and there are many memorable sequences for which I'm going to search lots of gifs. Apart from that it is obviously a film based on a book. And how can you tell? Because it is not your average gay movie packed with clichés and lame stories. It is a story about a gay boy (Pim) living with a negligent mother that is still trying to be young and free. The boy develops a crush on this neighbor (Gino) who looks a lot like Harold from "Harold and Maude". We witness how the relationship between Pim and Gino unfolds. But there is more to it, we can see the relationship between Pim and Gino's sister, who has a crush on him and with his mother, who is the mother figure he does not have at home. In a place where there are not a lot of opportunities Pim is trying to find his place and his silence fills a big void.


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