An intense docudrama that tells the history of Absinthe and the mystical creature that possess it starting in the 1700s. It delves into the lives of the famous artists and how it changed them. The trail it blazed is covered in great detail, right up to the point when it was banned around the world.Written by
I had the opportunity view this film back in February, and it was quite a pleasant surprise. The movie documents actual facts about Absinthe and does not play on the myths we have all been lead to believe are true. It is very well made and very entertaining. Surprisingly it is appropriate for the whole family. A little violence, nudity and language are implied, but nothing is said or shown. The little mini movies within the documentary were very clever and it was fun to see big stars playing historical characters. Roddy Piper's portrayal of Oscar Wilde was brilliant and very memorable. Two thumbs up! Highly recommended for anyone who is an enthusiast, history buff or looking for a good new documentary to watch. I was constantly engaged, and now i am eager to learn more (and drink more!)
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