Red Obsession

Red Obsession

Red Obsession

Russell Crowe narrates this wine documentary, a study of how Shanghai's obsession with luxury items (including $80,000 bottles of Bordeaux wine) has affected some of the most illustrious vineyards in France.

"The Bordeaux region in France has long commanded respect around the world for its highly coveted wine. The price of the wine fluctuates yearly, depending on things like weather and soil, and these prices have been rising. But even the elite vintners of Bordeaux could not prepare themselves for the surge that was coming.

"As the global market shifts, a new consumer has emerged with a voracious appetite: China. The Chinese nouveau riche have become obsessed with owning luxury items, and nothing is more luxurious than a finite product that costs $80,000 a bottle. As the Chinese buy up Bordeaux by the crate load, prices skyrocket, forcing traditional buyers out. Winemakers who once aggressively courted the new market begin to rethink." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: PG, Sexual references79 minsAustralia, China, France, UK, Hong Kong,
Documentary
Director:
David RoachWarwick Ross (feature debuts)

Streaming (3 Providers)

Red Obsession / Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

There isn't a wine writer or wine maker of note who doesn't get a say about the traditional prestige of Bordeaux wines, especially the almighty Lafite and Margaux labels.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Offers a respectable look at a rather un-terrifying threat.

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