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Storm Over Asia (1928)

Potomok Chingis-Khana (original title)
In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

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Bair, the Mongol [The Son - U.S.] (as Valeri Inkishanov)
I. Dedintsev ...
The British Commandant
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The Russian Rebel Leader
Viktor Tsoppi ...
Henry Hughes, unscrupulous fur-buyer.
Fyodor Ivanov ...
The Lama (as F. Ivanov)
V. Pro ...
British missionary, translates amulet
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English soldier, pipe smoker
Karl Gurnyak ...
English soldier
Bilinskaya ...
The Commandant's Wife
I. Inkizhinov ...
Bair's Father
Anel Sudakevich ...
Commandant's blonde daughter
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the occupying army. However he is captured when the army tries to requisition cattle from the herdsmen at the same time as the commandant meets with the reincarnated Grand Lama. After being shot, the army discovers an amulet that suggests he was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. They find him still alive, so the army restores his health and plans to use him as the head of a Mongolian puppet regime. Written by Will Gilbert

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Pudovokin's Remarkable Film Of The East In Revolt

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6 September 1930 (USA)  »

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Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider. See more »

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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) See more »

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Like Napoleon, a dazzling editing tour-de-force
6 October 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Contrary to what the English guy says (hey, the Brits are the bad guys in this movie, whaddaya expect), this is to my mind the most impressive work of Soviet silent cinema-- an epic with several dazzling sequences of rat-a-tat-tat editing that invite comparison with Gance's Napoleon, as well as a deliberate build to an explosive climax that, in its willingness to delay gratification until almost the breaking point, has the operatic grandeur of something like The Godfather. Highly recommended (in fact, highly recommended before you see less accessible works such as October or Potemkin).


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