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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:

$44,992
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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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Puzzle
Music written by Adriano Cominotto (as Cominotto)
Performed by Adriano Cominotto
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Tender Yet Unevenly Realized
16 June 2018 | by daoldigesSee all my reviews

I knew nothing about this film when I decided to check it out. The main character, a teenage boy Pim, lives with his single mother and older brother by the sea. He spends much of his time at his neighbor's house and slowly and gradually an attraction develops between Pim and the neighbor boy. Pim is a person a few words, as are several of the film's characters. I enjoyed watching the new and budding relationship between Pim and the neighbor boy, which they are of course compelled to keep hidden. Their relationship has its ups and downs but it always felt genuine to me. It is also short on dialogue, which I liked and did not see as a detriment but rather strengthened the films emotional impact. There were a few uneven/oddly handled sequences, small and short they were, but not enough to prevent me from ultimately enjoying this film experience.


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