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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Bloo's Reviews | North Sea Texas

"You're beautiful when you're jealous."
North Sea Texas

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This review may contain spoilers.

A while ago I watched Noordzee, Texas or North Sea Texas on Netflix.  I have to say I really enjoyed it. It’s a Belgian movie and the first feature film from director Bavo Defurne. It's based on a children’s novel by Andre Sollie and follows the story of Pim who falls in love with his older best friend Gino.

Pim lives with his neglectful mother and from a young age spends time at Gino’s house with Gino, his caring mother and Gino’s younger sister who develops feelings for Pim, unaware at first of what is going on between he and her brother.

This is a very slow paced and understated movie, which is probably more emphasised by the predictability of the plot. That probably sounds like a criticism, but personally I enjoyed it partly for that fact. I understand other’s might find that boring, but sometimes I prefer to watch a neat little package of a movie that will deliver exactly what I expect with great acting and cinematography. Which is something I definitely can’t fault in this movie. It was beautiful to look at.

I would really recommend this movie to anyone that is interested in LGBT subject matter, foreign films or someone who wants something beautiful and easy to watch. Obviously if you like big drama and plot twists, this probably isn’t for you. Still I think I would probably watch it again, which is probably mostly credited to the chemistry and talent of the young actors playing Pim (Jelle Florizoone) and Gino (Mathias Vergals) which other than the cinematography really made the movie for me.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! I'm trying to expand how many foreign films I've seen as I feel I've seriously neglected the genre, so I'll have to check this one out! - Tasha

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    1. I really enjoyed it. I love foreign films. It never occurred to me to watch them until I watched some foreign soaps on YouTube and fell in love. More people should def try the genre. :) xo

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