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  • Actors: Jelle Florizoone, Mathias Vergels, Eva van der Gucht
  • Directors: Bavo Defurne
  • Format: CD+DVD, PAL
  • Language: Dutch
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Saffron Hill
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GO5I0G6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,636 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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For the first time in stunning high definition, fall in love with the most iconic coming of age story of our time, North Sea Texas.

Pim (Boys on Film X star, Jelle Florizoone) lives in a small town on the Belgian coast, together with his single mother Yvette, a local accordion starlet. It's an ordinary existence which Pim brightens up by dreaming of princesses, beauty queens and the handsome Gino, the boy next door. But when hunky traveller Zoltan (Thomas Coumans) blows through town, Pim's life takes an exciting and unexpected turn.

From director, Bavo Defurne, comes this pinnacle in world cinema, which echoes classics like Stand By Me and Summerstorm.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Aug. 2012
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Peccadillo have brought us so many gay films on DVD from all over the world - including all the Boys On Film shorts - and this is one of the most touching they have released in recent months. It's almost as good as Weekend, and daring in a different way: the focus here is on adolescent feelings and it spans a period of two or three years in the life of Pim, the central character - more if you count the opening section. Where the story proper begins he is 14 and the friend he falls in love with 17, and the freshness of their feelings is very well caught, with a franker portrayal of the sexual aspect of their friendship than you would expect to see, certainly in a British film focusing on this age group. The whole thing is very lyrical but at the same time you feel a forward momentum and are eager to see where it's going ... It also avoids becoming a soap opera, with its carefully composed shots that make it seem hyper-real. The widescreen format contributes to this - I'm not sure I don't prefer 16:9 really because this seems closer to how the world looks, or even 4:3, but Bavo Defurne makes a virtue of it - it's a bit like looking at the world from the inside of a postbox! He has a very original style, corresponding most closely to Campfire from the BFI collection of his short films, but more developed. It's definitely one to see if you like to be taken back to those feelings of youthful yearning and the immediacy of desire that is felt in the presence of someone you like at that age - with two such figures appearing in the film, you find yourself holding your breath for young Pim!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on 24 Dec. 2012
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Absolutely enjoyed the film, a little bit awkward to begin with but soon developed into a wonderful love story. Powerful and thought provoking and not the ending I was expecting. A gay love story without the corny, cheesy coming out story, just pure, honest love between two young boys. It is a Dutch film and the subtitles were automatic, one began to forget it was in subtitles it was that good.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Sundancer-UK on 13 Aug. 2012
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The `coming-of-age' genre is really too broad to describe North Sea Texas, the first feature film from Belgian Director Bavo Defurne. There have been many films which portray the highs and lows of adolescent gay love, but few which do so in a way which draws you into their world in such an imaginative and creative way. The awkward silences, deserted roads and the long empty beach are symbolic of the emotional isolation of "dreamer" Pim. His only refuge being the place where he feels acceptance and understanding is with his `surrogate' family - single mother Marcella, her daughter Sabrina, and son Gino - the subject of his love.

Jelle Floorizoone, (Pim) carries the film with incredible maturity and professionalism, helped by an excellent cast of characters who add to the film's charm and depth. Empathy with Pim comes naturally, and many will have been down a similar road - though clever twists keep you guessing and, just when you think you know what's coming around the corner, it takes an unexpected turn. As the boys grow older Gino drifts away from Pim, into the arms of a French girl, culminating in a confrontation of rage on an empty wind-swept beach. "Sometimes people have to make choices" is Gino's excuse, but when his mother is taken seriously ill, he returns to find Pim at her side. Sometimes it takes the love of an understanding mother, through a simple gesture, to show that her son's choice was not the right one.

Having first seen North Sea Texas in the cinema earlier this year, and now again on DVD, it's a film that warrants repeated viewings. Like a painting, North Sea Texas has many layers: the more you look the more you see, understand & appreciate.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By afficianado on 12 Aug. 2012
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I found this first feature-length film by Flemish director Bavo Defurne to be a well-crafted depiction of being a young teenage gay, in the era and meagre commune in which it is set.
Each of the characters -though understated- are finely drawn in the both emotionally and visually stark microcosm of small-town life, somewhere on the Belgian coast. Defurne draws a remarkable performance from Jelle Florizone -15 when filming began(?)- as the central character Pim, whose physical fantasies regarding the slightly older and knowing 'boy next-door' Gino are superficially fulfilled; -but devoid of the emotion and love he yearns.
The theme of unrequited first-love is further complicated by the bourgeoning infatuation of Gino's sister towards Pim. None of the surrounding adults have anything other than the most empty of relationships, either with each other or their children.
The dawdling pace serves to emphasise the sheer barreness and ennui in each of the character's lives.
Although a 'coming-of-age' film, the ambiguous conclusion does not betray if the ingennuous yearnings in Pim's sequestered life are in fact genuinely fulfilled.
Whether 'gay' or 'straight' most of us have 'been there'; and I found it a stirring reminder of the sheer 'aloneness' of unrequited 'first-love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John B on 28 Sept. 2013
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It's hard to believe that this film had such a limited budget, and that it was the lead actor's first role.
Jelle Florizoone makes a very impressive debut, and I am looking forward to seeing him in many more films. He doesn't need much dialogue, his expressions convey exactly what he is thinking. It's very rare to see so much maturity in a young actor, with so little experience.
The film has a few personal touches for me, it was set in the mid 1970's, not long after I was Pim's age, and going through similar experiences.
I don't think there is a single actor in the film who hasn't given 100%, everyone is believable and engaging. Luk Wyns gives a convincing portrayal as the not very nice Etienne (even Micky, the dog has a go at him). The Pim - Gino - Sabrina triangle is particularly engaging, and I hope all three actors are destined for full careers.
In the featurette about the showing in London, Eva Van der Gucht explains her feelings about playing Yvette, and she is right, Yvette isn't a perfect mother, but she does put her own plans on hold, and does do her best as a mother to Pim.
I rented this film, and after about two weeks I realised that I had to buy it and return the rental copy. I hope I'm not giving too much away by saying that it's a feel - good movie that I watch whenever I need cheering up.
It's good to see a gay movie that doesn't have a sad ending, as Bavo Defurne says, this movie reflects the fact that gay people can lead happy lives.
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