North Sea Texas

North Sea Texas

DVD - 2012 | Dutch; Flemish
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Pim and his ex-beauty queen, single mother, Yvette, live in a small town on the Belgian coast. Trapped, geographically and emotionally, they both yearn for unattainable things. As a boy, Pim occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires for his older neighbor friend, Gino, a secret. As a teenager, his infatuation for Gino grows, but his feelings are unrequited and Gino leaves home to move-in with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Yvette spends her time drinking and entertaining unwanted suitors, longing to travel and see the world. When things at home take a turn for the worse, Pim finds comfort and solace in Gino's family who receive him with open arms and for the first time in his life he understands what it means to be loved. North Sea Texas is a touching coming-of-age drama about sexual discovery and navigating through the emotions of first love.
Publisher: [United States] :, Strand Releasing,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: DVD DUT FIC NOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Feb 19, 2019

Très beau film sur l'éveil de la sexualité chez deux adolescents. Le sujet est traité avec finesse et les acteurs sont très justes.

Nov 18, 2015

Breezy yet emotionally grounded, Defurne’s first feature-length film uses a small talented cast to highlight the travails of love and longing so common to us all. Not resorting to tearful pathos despite a few unhappy turns, Defurne’s final resolution does come across as a bit too tidy but the naturalistic performances he elicits from his actors coupled with wistful maritime vistas and some well placed 60’s kitsch ultimately balance things out.

Feb 09, 2014

an exploration of sexuality set in a small Flemish town. teenage boys, unfulfilled crushes, abandoned wives, and a runaway mother. Texas is a local bar.

SpencerSpencer Sep 23, 2013

Although I'm certain I missed a lot of the nuances due to the foreign languages spoken in this movie, I found it to be a well-done, heartbreaking, uplifting, and kind teen-coming-of-age movie about a teen who is smitten with his best buddy, neighborhood pal. Actually it was kind of sweet and kind.

jmmason May 01, 2013

Wonderful Dutch coming of age drama that is not set in Texas.

145e Mar 22, 2013

Very moving and well done atmospheric film; definately worth watching.

Mar 13, 2013

Great cinematography!

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