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Red Obsession (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, News | 6 September 2013 (USA)
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The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China.
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Russell Crowe ... Narrator (voice)
Sara Eisen Sara Eisen ... Self
Debra Meiburg ... Self - Interviewee
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For centuries, Bordeaux has assumed a mythical status in the world of fine wine as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence, but its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. Now change is coming to Bordeaux, with traditional customers like the US and the UK falling away, as China's new rich push prices to stratospheric levels. 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 bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux's centuries old reputation? Written by Anonymous

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It's no longer about enjoying the wine...
14 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I was only mildly interested in watching this documentary and turned it on expecting very little. After all, I rarely ever drink French wines and just don't have much interest in them. However, I soon realized that in many ways the film isn't really about wines at all- -it's all a metaphor for the sudden and very dramatic rise in the Chinese economy and their subsequent buying power. It also, in many ways, is much like the entrance of Americans into the world economy in the 20th century--when some folks were more interested in spending their money on some hot commodity instead of what is quality. In the film, the Chinese elite seem too interested in specific famous labels as opposed to actually DRINKING the wines-- and as a result of folks stockpiling the wines and paying top dollar, the wine prices on the 'best' wines are astronomical and no one can afford to drink them! All in all, a fascinating film that really gets you to think.


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6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,060, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$13,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,223
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