North Sea Texas (Dutch: Noordzee, Texas) is a 2011 Flemish drama film and the first feature from cult director Bavo Defurne, starring Jelle Florizoone and Mathias Vergels. The screenplay was written by Bavo Defurne and Yves Verbraeken and is based in the 2004 children's novel Nooit gaat dit over by Andre Sollie. The film follows the story of Pim, a boy - living with his reckless mother - who falls in love with his male best friend, Gino.
A young Pim and his mother Yvette attend a fair where they meet fairworker Zoltan. Zoltan decides to rent a room in their house when he is in town, but after a few years he does not show up again. The film then jumps some years into the future.
Pim and Yvette live in a run-down house somewhere at the Belgian coast. She is a local accordion "starlet" and her fat friend Etienne drives her on the nights she has to “perform". Pim is slightly older but still childish. One day he goes inside his mother's room and dresses up with his mother's pageant clothing. She walks in on him, but remains calm. Young Pim is then introduced to Gino, who is 3 years older, Sabrina and their mother, Marcella, and adopts them as a second family.