Potomok Chingis-Khana / Storm over Asia

TitlePotomok Chingis-Khana / Storm over Asia
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1928
AuthorsPudovkin, Vsevolod
Running Time1h 14min
Date Released11/10/1928
CountrySoviet Union
Publication LanguageRussian intertitles

Storm over Asia is a 1928 Soviet propaganda film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. Lowly Mongolian trapper Bair (Valery Inkijinoff), shunned by his fellow trappers for fighting with a trader, flees his trading post and joins the Soviet partisans trying to oust the occupying British forces. After Bair is captured and shot by the British, they find an amulet on him suggesting he is descended from Genghis Khan. The soldiers nurse Bair back to health and use him to establish a puppet government, not realizing their plan will backfire when the puppet breaks his strings. Unlike other Soviet films of the time, which focused on revolutions in European Russia, Storm over Asia concerns itself with a distorted, fictionalised British occupation of Southeastern Siberia and Northern Tibet in the early 1920s. It is the final film in Pudovkin's "revolutionary trilogy", alongside Mother (1926) and The End of St. Petersburg (1927).

Original PublicationПотомок Чингисхана
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