The Great Hapiness Space

1.09.2009 | |

Last night I saw "The Great Happiness Space", which came out in 2006 and is now one of my favorite documentaries.

From IMDB:
"Welcome to The Great Happiness Space: Rakkyo Café. The club's owner, Issei (22), has a staff of twenty boys all under his training to become the top escorts of Osaka's underground love scene. During their training, they learn how to dress, how to talk, how to walk, and most importantly, how to fake relationships with the girls who become their source of income. Join us as Osaka's number one host boy takes us on a journey through the complex and heartrenching world of love for sale in the Japanese underground."

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The doc is well edited, paced, and has a beautifully appropriate score. There were many interesting points in this movie, and I would share these but I don't want to ruin it for you. If you have Netflix, it is on Instant Viewing. Also is going to be on Sundance Channel later this month.