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Absinthe (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary
Absinthe looks at the history of the famous and controversial alcoholic drink. It looks at how it is created and prepared. It examines the drinks popularity in Western Europe especially ... See full summary »

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Barnaby Conrad III Barnaby Conrad III ... Himself - Author, Absinthe: History in a Bottle
Pierre-Andre Delachaux Pierre-Andre Delachaux ... Himself - Absinthe Historian
Christopher Rousset Christopher Rousset ... Himself - Painter
Marie-Claude Delahaye Marie-Claude Delahaye ... Herself - Curator of Absinthe Museum
Benoit Noel Benoit Noel ... Himself - Absinthe Author
T.A. Breaux T.A. Breaux ... Himself - Distiller of the Jade Absinthe Line
Claude-Alain Bugnon Claude-Alain Bugnon ... Himself - Absinthe Distiller
Nicolas Giger Nicolas Giger ... Himself - Co-Founder Absinthe Festival
François Bezençon François Bezençon ... Himself - Absinthe Distiller
François Guy François Guy ... Himself - Third Generation Absinthe Distiller
Serge Joachim Serge Joachim ... Himself - Absinthe Antiques Collector
Jared Gurfein Jared Gurfein ... Himself - President & CEO, Viridian Spirits LLC
Luc-Santiago Rodriguez Luc-Santiago Rodriguez ... Himself - Owner, Vert d'Absinthe Boutique
Damian Andrey Damian Andrey ... Himself - Absinthe Sponsored Street Luger
David Nathan-Maister David Nathan-Maister ... Himself - Curator, The Virtual Absinthe Museum
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Absinthe looks at the history of the famous and controversial alcoholic drink. It looks at how it is created and prepared. It examines the drinks popularity in Western Europe especially among artists. It also looks at the legality of the drink in the United States and its growing popularity there. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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English | French

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Orsonami Films See more »
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Well worth your time and VERY informative.
26 June 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

About a year ago, I was in New York City and went to my favorite little restaurant--a sort of Belgian Brasserie near Broadway. Their food is great and they have an amazing selection of Belgian and French beers. However, this last time I visited, I wanted something different and noticed that they had an absinthe menu. This intrigued me, as I knew that the drink had been banned for some time. When I asked the waiter about it, he told me a long story about how the effects of the drink were GREATLY exaggerated and it was perfectly safe. And, when I had the drink, I was impressed how civilized and cultured the drink was--starting with its very elaborate presentation to its lovely anise-tinged aroma and flavor. I was hooked and can't wait to go back for more--but unfortunately, I live in Florida and don't know any place where it's served around here. Fortunately, I am going to Paris in a few days and perhaps I can find it there--since it was THE place to drink it in the 19th century. Because of my love of the drink, it was a natural that I would decide to watch this unusual documentary--to learn the truth about this concoction--how it is made, why it was banned and why it no longer is banned.

I enjoyed the documentary. Its biggest strength is that it is VERY informative--chock full of information that will satisfy just about any questions you might have about this wicked(!?) drink. I enjoyed the many interviews as well. My only complaint, and I am sure it's because of the limited resources of the filmmakers, is that the film looked a bit cheap--and some appears to have been shot with a simple home video camera. But, considering it's probably the only documentary you'll find on the drink, you have to take what you can get--and enjoy. I just wish the film had told me where I could get the drink around here!


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