Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Great Happiness Space - Tale of an Osaka Love Thief

Trailer (QuickTime Video) for The Great Happiness Space - Tale of an Osaka Love Thief. "...introduces an extraordinary hidden world of Japanese nightlife in Osaka's Cafe Rakkyo. The denizens of this glamorous demi-monde, dedicated to partying till they drop, are captured by first time documentary producer/director, Jake Clennell with candid and poignant insight. Presided over by the charismatic, enigmatic Issei, the number one 'host boy' in town, the club offers a new twist on the ancient geisha tradition. Glamorous host boys make beautiful young women laugh, feel good about their lives - and pay handsomely for their pleasure. In this secret, outcast society of wealthy young people, money seems to mean easy gratification."


Anonymous steve said...

Good summary. The craftsmanship of the filmmaker is noteworthy. The subject is made to organically unravel. And the documentary does not seem to exploit the existence of the people behind the lens, as many documentaries seem to do.

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