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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.
A film about obsession, about wine-mania, about people who live, breathe, eat, think, drink wine.
The movie raises legitimate concerns about the cultural and economic implications of status-minded overconsumption.
[a] probing, fascinating documentary
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.
Red Obsession captures the acute attention to detail any good documentary needs; high-definition shots of laborers harvesting the vineyards and actually turning the freshly picked grapes into a bottle of Bordeaux are fascinating processes to watch.
A lot of worthless talk about the greatness of Bordeaux takes too much away from the very few fascinating parts of the story.
Wine documentary examines China's consumption's contribution to runaway prices.
Some nice cinematography and pleasant talking heads help Red Obsession go down smooth, but this is more like a pamphlet than an actual movie.
Sly, sometimes funny documentary version of Bottle Shock, with China playing the role of 1970s Napa as it creeps up to smack the snooty Old World wine snobs.
This exceptional, visually and informationally rich doc reveals much beyond its ostensible theme.
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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