Friday, February 14, 2014
The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief (2006)Documentary Film Reviews JapanCinema.net Japanese Cinema Must-See
I just recently started writing for JapanCinema.net and wrote my first review on on Jake Clennel's The Great Happiness Space.
On the other side of the world, in the bright and bustling streets of Osaka, Japan, there resides a cluster of "host bars”--a place where wealthy woman are willing to spend thousands of dollars on champagne service to “financially investing” for the affection of handsome twenty something year old escorts. The director Jake Clennell had no previous knowledge of this trend when he encountered hosts on the streets. He joins us on this journey to explore the surprisingly gender-reversed realm of host bars by showcasing interviews with a number of hosts, customers, and daily routine of the hottest club, named Rakkyo.