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Films: Jelle Florizoone

North Sea Texas (Noordzee, Texas)

  • 2 stars
  • 2011
  • Belgium
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Bavo Defurne
  • Cast: Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Jelle Florizoone
  • UK release: 6 April 2012

In a small town on the Belgian coast, 15-year-old Pim (Florizoone) falls for floppy-haired Gino (Vergels). It's easy on the eye and features sensitive performances, especially from Florizoone and van der Gucht as his voluptuous mother, but clich├ęd symbolism and a predictable story rob it of emotional impact.