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Red Obsession

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Complex layering with a fruity undertone.

  • Starring

    Russell Crowe (narrator), Francis Ford Coppola, Oz Clarke, Christian Moueix, Yue-Sai Kan, Peter Tseng, Richard Shen, Sir Michael Parkinson, Robert Parker Jr, Jancis Robinson, Paul Pontallier, Thomas Duroux, Corrine Mentzelopoulos, Frédéric Engerer, Andrew Caillard, Michel Bettane, Jean-Guillaume Prats, Gary Boom, Chris Myers, Gil Lempert-Schwarz, Rupert Hoogewerf, Thibault Pontallier, Alastair Campbell, George Tong, Simon Staples, Charles Chevalier

  • Directed by

    David Roach, Warwick Ross

  • Running time

    76 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Movie footage of table knocked over, gun fired (theatrical). Poster of restrained man. Mao Zedong, cultural oppression, Cultural Revolution, persecution, sanctions, French Revolution mentioned. Counterfeiting mentioned.


    Production and manufacturing of sex toys discussed. Many sex toys seen. Sensual response to wine mentioned. Skimpy clothing/formal wear.


    Alcohol (wine, wine barrels). Frequent discussion of wine industry, wine tasting, drinking and production. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar, pipe). Drug trade mentioned.


    Religious reference and exclamation. Cultural stereotypes. Numerology discussed.


    Wine, wine making, Bordeaux region (France), vines, grapes, Grand Cru, En Primeur, vintages, chateaux, estates, imports, luxury brands, power, passion, greed, hype, vanity, lust, money, business, instinct, love, global economy, auctions, China, dragon market, reputation, history, identity, criticism, scoring, investment, counterfeiting.


    Dogs, horses, cat, camels, fireworks, sparks. Spitting. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Brief Italian language (no subtitles). Brief Chinese language (subtitled).


    Intoxicating, fascinating, engaging, thrilling, entertaining, riveting, profound, smart, stylish, insightful. Stunning cinematography.


    Uneven. A little repetitive, information slightly outdated, some condescending cultural references, limited demographic appeal.