Red Obsession (2013)
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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.
"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.
The movie raises legitimate concerns about the cultural and economic implications of status-minded overconsumption.
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.
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.
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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