For centuries Bordeaux’s vineyards have been considered the finest in the world. As a sign of decadence and wealth, the wine they produce is high in demand and cost. Australian documentary Red Obsession follows the shifting marketplace of the chateaus of the region – there is a new rising market. One that is quite expected. China.
Utterly riveting, superbly shot and narrated by Russell Crowe, the film dips into the histories of two of the most fascinating countries in the world. Exposing a lot about China as a global super power without a hint of slowing down.
More widely explored are themes of capitalism, wealth, westernisation and the consequences of a financial and cultural system that encourages the desire to want and own more. (ATS)