Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012)

Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas)

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Pim, an introverted child, occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires a secret. As a teenager, he grows infatuated with Gino, the handsome boy next door. When a hunky young man from the local fair starts living with Pim and his mother, he seizes the opportunity to leave home and move in with Gino's family. His plan backfires as Gino departs, romancing and living with a girl from across the border. It seems like Pim's dreams will never come true, but then one … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bavo Defurne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2013
Box Office: $27.4k
Runtime:
Strand Releasing - Official Site

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as Etienne

as Young Gino

as Young Sabrina
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Critic Reviews for Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas)

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

This debut feature by noted short-film director Bavo Defurne emphasizes ambiance over storytelling, but that ambiance is so flavorsome you might not mind.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's not just that film is underdeveloped - it's that it feels unwilling to develop, preferring to leave its characters and plot points static. The result feels stunted.

Full Review… | February 14, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's a story that's been told countless times, but first-time director Bavo Defurne has such an assured hand and visual flair (much credit also belongs to cinematographer Anton Mertens) that everything seems fresh and new.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Splendidly acted, especially by Florizoone, whose every thought appears to register on his wide-open features, it's more than promising.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

"North Sea Texas" explores emergent sexuality and first love with a refreshing optimism.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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A simmering drama powered by fully drawn characters and fine performances.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas)

A frustrating drama that uses a teenage boy's sexual awakening to shape a narrative that drags so unforgivably and seems constructed solely around endless silences, "meaningful glances" and contrived situations, and it doesn't help a bit that the acting is terrible.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhćes

Super Reviewer

½

When it comes to romance movies most of us are use to seeing that story romance unfold with straight people. Thankfully did is nothing like tells a romance story with gay people and it's pretty good.

Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) is about a teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on the boy next door. The plot is pretty straightforward and little subplots. This means the story becomes complex nor does it attempt to break new ground. To the movie credit it portray gays as actual people you would actually see in the streets and is very respectful of that. The cast is fine I guess, though they never get to shine to the material expanding on it's premise or taking advantage of it's characters relationship. While it's nothing great, it certainly was a good watch. I just simply enjoy it for what it is and what it does well. While there's much to say about this movie, there's allot to enjoy.

Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) is romance movie between two guys done well and avoid the offensive stereotype of gays to portray them as regular people. It's respectful, well made, and good entertainment. It worth watching no matter what gender you're into.

Cinema-Maniac
Caesar Mendez

Super Reviewer

½

Beautifully shot, nostalgic piece that effortlessly, albeit not originally, explores sexuality and adolescence, with deft performances from the three young leads.

danieljparsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

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