World's first wine thriller?
Red Obsession is a docu-film about the rise and fall of 2 bordeaux vintages the 2009 and 2010, documenting the love affair of wealthy Chinese consumers for top Bordeaux wines. The documentary follows people's love of wine, from those who work in the vineyards to the wealthy collectors in Hong Kong and the mainland. The film was directed by winemaker and film-maker Warwick Ross and David Roach, with a voiceover by Australian actor Russell Crowe. The film has already won 2 Australian Academy awards winning best feature length documentary and best direction in a documentary. The pair interviewed people in Bordeaux, or Bordelais, involved in the industry and in China they spoke with wealthy wine collectors such as Peter Tseng. The makers are still awaiting a release date for France and the UK, even though the film as been described by one person as 'the world's first wine thriller'.