North Sea, Texas

North Sea, Texas

A film by Bavo Defurne
Starring Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht and Thomas Coumans

A film about a boy in love with his best friend.

Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere at the Belgian coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel (better known as Yvette Mimosa, local accordion starlet). Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her fat Etienne with his lousy grey Fiat as a driver for the nights she has to “perform.”

As a kid Pim dreams of a better life, imagining princesses and beauty queens. But when Pim turns 16 he dreams of Gino, the boy next door, instead. Ever since they were children there has been this tension between them. Now Gino is Pim’s motorcycling hero. Cold mockery, little humiliations and tiny bits of hope make up Pim’s life. No wonder he sometimes flees to his dream world.

Then one day Yvette leaves with young, hunky Zoltan, the boy from the fair. When Yvette leaves her son alone in the empty house, Pim seizes the opportunity and his dreams become half-truths. Pim moves to the neighbours’ house to live with Marcella, his “second mum”. And with Sabrina, Gino’s sister, who circles longingly around Pim. He even sleeps in Gino’s bed! But Gino’s off romancing and living with a girl from across the border. Dreams never come true. Or do they?

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Country of Production
Belgium
Language
Dutch
Running Time
94 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
6:30pm
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
6:30pm
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
6:30pm
Monday, Feb 18, 2013
6:30pm
Sunday, Feb 17, 2013
6:30pm · 1:30pm
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013
6:30pm · 1:30pm
Friday, Feb 15, 2013
6:30pm · 1:30pm

See http://musicboxtheatre.com/showtimes for all currently scheduled films.

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