Red Obsession

An interesting and informative look at the winemaking of Bordeaux

For a while, this is an interesting and informative look at the Bordeaux region’s centuries-old traditions of blending soil, weather, and craftsmanship to create the works of art they call wines. It then moves to a discussion of the skyrocketing prices of the best vintages, which are in effect making their top wines too expensive to drink, and leaving behind their traditional markets (the USA). Enter the Chinese (see clever title), who view these astounding wines rather as status symbols. Film talks with some obscenely rich collectors. One manufactures dildos. Seriously. It’s depressing. Japanese title: Japanese title: Sekaiichi Utsukushii Bordeaux no Himitsu. (75 min)