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The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Sociology
  • Director:Jake Clennell

Synopsis

With his nonfiction film The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief, neophyte documentarist Jake Clennell probes the contemporary phenomenon of Japanese "host bars" - or upper-crust clubs where wealthy female clients buy the affections of handsome, twentysomething male escorts. As an illustration of this concept, Clennell devotes the entire running time of the film to an exploration of Café Rakkyo, the most lucrative such club in Osaka Japan. The visit yields dispiriting glimpses of...more

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