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

 -  Drama | History | War  -  6 September 1930 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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.
F. Ivanov ...
The Lama
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
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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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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 »

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

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Dated propaganda piece
6 April 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

A somewhat unusual piece of propaganda cinema. Our hero is supposedly a direct descendant of Genghis Khan who earns his living as a fur trapper somewhere in Siberia. When on one day the local (and not quite so local) fur traders attempt to take advantage of him they get a reaction they did not bargain for.

This film has aged very badly. It wears the propaganda on its sleaves and its villains are much worse caricatures than in, say, Battleship Potemkin. This compromises the credibility of the film. Superficially, the film works in a similar way as modern one-man-against-the-organisation action movies, but it badly lacks any sense of their irony and style.


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