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Mondovino (2004)

A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world's different wine regions.

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Jonathan Nossiter

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Credited cast:
Albiera Antinori Albiera Antinori ... Herself
Allegra Antinori Allegra Antinori ... Herself
Lodovico Antinori Lodovico Antinori ... Himself
Piero Antinori Piero Antinori ... Himself
Isanette Bianchetti Isanette Bianchetti ... Herself
Jean-Charles Boisset Jean-Charles Boisset ... Himself
Marchioness Bona Marchioness Bona ... Herself
Michael Broadbent Michael Broadbent ... Himself
Antonio Cabezas Antonio Cabezas ... Himself
Battista Columbu Battista Columbu ... Herself
Lina Columbu Lina Columbu ... Herself
Xavier de Eizaguirre Xavier de Eizaguirre ... Himself
Alix de Montille Alix de Montille ... Herself
Etienne de Montille Etienne de Montille ... Himself
Hubert de Montille Hubert de Montille ... Himself
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Storyline

Explores a thesis: that the deep colored, oak-aged taste of Bordeaux wines has become the world standard, following the writing of critic Robert Parker, the magazine "Wine Spectator," the consulting work of Michel Rolland of Pomerol, and the money of Mondavi, a publicly-traded corporation based in Napa with a family history of wine making. Wine makers worldwide, many using Rolland as a consultant, pursue this structure, color, and taste - to the detriment, argue some, of wine that should reflect the character of the land where the grape is grown, including the lighter Burgundy. A few old wine makers, from Aniane, Sardinia, and Argentina offer this argument. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief pin-up nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Diaphana [France]

Country:

Argentina | France | Italy | USA

Release Date:

3 November 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Borvilág See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,840, 27 March 2005

Gross USA:

$209,618

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,788,325
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

During the shots showing the rail trip to Baltimore to visit wine critic Robert Parker, the word "Delaware" is superimposed, but the "PATH" logo is clearly visible on the passing building, which places the building in New Jersey. PATH is a commuter railroad operated between New Jersey and Manhattan by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and it has no facilities in Delaware. See more »

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Standing Room Only Audience
15 April 2005 | by housesforhireSee all my reviews

Our reviewer from Toronto told you what you need to know about this film (except note that it needs editing-the hand held technique gets really old, really fast). I saw this film last night in Menerbes, France-we are in the Luberon Valley, which is covered with vineyards and of course wine makers. They were all there in the Salle de Polyvalente for the showing-crammed in. Polite, patient, genial. Although my French is testy, I got the gist of the film but noted that the audience loved the "old" terror growers interviewed-esp. the one from a communist village in Languedoc. He got a lot of laughs. This is unusual in France-laughing aloud. There is no question which side of the terror-globalization war they are on! SM


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