Meet the Happiest Guy in the World | Op-Docs

What kind of person takes a cruise not for a week or a month, but for the rest of his life? Meet Mario Salcedo, who says that nearly 20 years of nonstop cruise ship living have made him “The Happiest Guy in the World” — though the truth of that claim may be in the eye of the beholder.

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This is the third Op-Doc from the prolific young director Lance Oppenheim. In last year’s “No Jail Time: The Movie,” he delved into a subculture of lawyers using filmmaking techniques to reduce their clients’ sentences. His Op-Doc debut was “Long Term Parking,” about a group of airline employees who live in an airport parking lot. Together, “Long Term Parking” and “The Happiest Guy in the World,” draw a vivid portrait, both hopeful and bleak, of Americans trying to redefine what counts as “home.”

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