North Sea Texas

northseatexasYoung teenager Pim (Jelle Florizoone) has a romantic fling with one of his childhood friends, Gino (Mathias Vergels), but their relationship falls apart when Gino finds a girlfriend… This depiction of teenage gay love deals with all its consequences, from living in a world where everybody assumes that you are straight to all the emotional drama that comes with being a teenager. Florizoone is young but very good as the kid who’s looking for love just as much as his immature mother. Grass and the sand of a beach moving in the wind turn into symbols of freedom, but the thin script is the film’s weakest part.

2011-Belgium. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Bavo Defurne. Novel: André Sollie. Cast: Jelle Florizoone (Pim), Mathias Vergels (Gino), Eva Van Der Gucht (Yvette), Nina Marie Kortekaas, Katelijne Damen, Thomas Coumans.

Trivia: Original title: Nordzee, Texas.

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