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101 Ratings

The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief

Directed by Jake Clennell
United Kingdom, 2006
Documentary

Synopsis

The Great Happiness Space is Osaka’s Rakkyo Café: a club run by ambitious young entrepreneur Issei, where a core staff of 20 young men are groomed to become the top male escorts in the city. But contrary to expectations, these boys are (mostly) heterosexual, and their clients are strictly female.

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The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief Directed by Jake Clennell

Awards & Festivals

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary

British Independent Film Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best British Documentary

International Documentary Association

2006 | Nominee: Feature Documentaries

Gotham Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

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