MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,628 this week

Storm Over Asia (1928)
"Potomok Chingis-Khana" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 1,108 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 Aug 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 17 May 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Storm Over Asia" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Storm Over Asia (1928)

Storm Over Asia (1928) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Storm Over Asia.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two rival kings addicted to gambling, Ranjit (Roy) and the evil Sohan (Rai), also vie for the same woman, Sunita (Seeta Devi), Kanwa the hermit's (Gupta) daughter. Ranjit loses his kingdom ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Osten
Stars: Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai, Charu Roy
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova
The Wheel (1923)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Séverin-Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone
Le Million (1931)
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert
Old and New (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful, and violently repressed by the army that remained faithful to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Stars: David Gutman, Yelena Kuzmina, Andrei Kostrichkin
Deserter (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wise and forgiving communist leader decides to send a young worker, Karl Renn, as an international delegate to the Soviet Union after the worker had deserted a picket-line and had ... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Stars: Boris Livanov, Vasili Kovrigin, Aleksandr Chistyakov
La Chienne (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, "Lulu", and makes her his mistress. He thinks he finally met love, but Lulu is nothing but a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Michel Simon, Georges Flamant, Janie Marèse
The Crowd (1928)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in ... See full summary »

Director: Germaine Dulac
Stars: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated negro woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished negro youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Valéry Inkijinoff ...
Bair, the Mongol [The Son - U.S.] (as Valeri Inkishanov)
I. Dedintsev ...
The British Commandant
Aleksandr Chistyakov ...
The Russian Rebel Leader
Viktor Tsoppi ...
Henry Hughes, unscrupulous fur-buyer.
Fyodor Ivanov ...
The Lama (as F. Ivanov)
V. Pro ...
British missionary, translates amulet
Boris Barnet ...
English soldier, pipe smoker
Karl Gurnyak ...
English soldier
Bilinskaya ...
The Commandant's Wife
I. Inkizhinov ...
Bair's Father
Anel Sudakevich ...
Commandant's blonde daughter
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pudovokin's Remarkable Film Of The East In Revolt

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Storm Over Asia  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored and synchronised) | | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

| (sound version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Valéry Inkijinoff was a friend and classmate of Vsevolod Pudovkin at Moscow film school and the film was conceived with him in the lead part. See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well constructed, but about as subtle as a stripper at a Baptist wedding!
20 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Storm Over Asia" is a well made film. As other reviewers have pointed out, the film expertly uses film editing to make a very modern style film for 1928. It is really artistic and worth seeing--though there are also some serious lulls in the film that could have been tightened up a bit. However, that being said, the film is very obvious propaganda by the new Soviet government--and it sure isn't subtle about it.

A Mongol goes to town to sell a very valuable silver fox skin to the evil capitalists. Naturally, being evil (and fat) capitalists, they cheat the simple Mongolian man BUT they have a surprise--he won't just stand there and accept this maltreatment. He attacks the bad white men and flees to the hills--and eventually becomes a member of the communist partisans in the Russian Revolution. At this point, the film seems to drop this plot and A LOT of footage of Mongolian Buddhists is shown--including their costumes, dances and the like. At first, it seems like a nice bit of footage about these people but eventually you realize that the film is meant to mock Buddhist beliefs about the reincarnated Lama. Then, the communist forces attack--trying to kill off the evil forces of counter-revolution and international capitalism. Well what about our Mongolian hero? Where does he come into all this? See the film and find out for yourself--and you'll probably be quite surprised where the film goes next.

From an artistic point of view, the film is pretty good. The ending is also quite rousing. But as propaganda, it's very heavy-handed and not nearly as convincing or realistic as the much more famous film, "Potemkin" (also called "Battleship Potemkin"). I do understand that the new Soviet government was attempting to legitimize itself and drum up support by this film, but it just seemed to take the wrong approach as it lacked subtlety. As another reviewer pointed out, the villains in this film are just caricatures.

By the way, IMDb lists the film at 82 minutes. The DVD I watched clocks in at 125 minutes!! Is IMDb wrong or are there multiple versions and I just saw a longer one?


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Other historical similarities Observer-2
Boredom Warning allen-406-128450
Discuss Storm Over Asia (1928) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?