Red Obsession (2013)

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Narrated by Russell Crowe, the film takes us on an extraordinary journey from Bordeaux to Beijing, from the passion and art of the vineyard to the notorious counterfeit wine markets of the Far East and into the homes of billionaire collectors. RED OBSESSION explores the unlikely love affair between the traditional West and the seductive but unpredictable East. The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all. Will the China market be the bubble that never … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Roach, Warwick Ross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 26, 2013
Box Office: $9.9k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Red Obsession

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (7)

Despite being a rather thin, by-the-books documentary that abruptly changes course at the halfway mark, Red Obsession tells a fascinating financial tale about the rise of "wine fever" in China.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Toronto Star
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"Red Obsession" gains interest as it delineates how the production and sale of first-growth Bordeaux has become the biggest of businesses and how the Chinese may or may not fit into the picture.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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The movie raises legitimate concerns about the cultural and economic implications of status-minded overconsumption.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
New York Times
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[a] probing, fascinating documentary

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
New York Daily News
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A concise portrait of not only the historic Bordeaux region of France, but also of the way its business has been impacted-for good and ill-by China's emergence as a superpower.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
AV Club
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The doc affords us a look into a world rarely seen by the lumpenproletariat ...

Full Review… | September 4, 2013
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Red Obsession

An enlightening documentary that can be really absorbing, showing us the art involved in winemaking and how wine has been turning into an economic investment due to its always increasing demand - especially from China - leading to an unprecedented impact on the market.

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Carlos Magalh„es

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I haven't had this must fun learning from a documentary in quite a while, and this feature-length film was a pleasant surprise. 75 minutes of learning about french winemaking, geography, globalization, and the volatility of supply and demand.

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