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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 »

Director:

Vsevolod Pudovkin

Writers:

Osip Brik, I. Novokshenov (story)
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Cast

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

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

6 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Storm Over Asia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mezhrabpomfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored and synchronised) | | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent | Mono (sound version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Leave The Cell-Phone Behind, Maude.....
28 March 2013 | by museumofdaveSee all my reviews

"Possess your soul in patience!" my grandmother used to chide me until I could settle down and get with whatever new experience I was about to endure--and learn from. Today's viewer will need to do the same to get with the unusual rhythms of this amazing saga--with the mediocre print, with a narrative that at first seems scattered, and with a culture totally different from much of anything encountered today. But it is worth it, and by the end, you may be totally mesmerized by the quiet force of a man who inadvertently becomes a hero, by powerful film editing from Podovkin that steadily reaches a stunning conclusion, and, if you allow yourself to immerse yourself in Mongolia in the early part of the last century, an experience unlike anything in modern film.


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