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Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan) (1929)

Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan) (1929)

Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan)

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Originally Potomak Chingis-khan (The Heir to Genghis Khan), Russian filmmaker Vsevolod Pudovkin's Storm Over Asia is set in Central Asia in 1920. Valeri Inkijinov plays a young Mongolian trapper ostracized from his village after he is cheated out of a valuable fox fur by a European trader. Becoming a Soviet partisan, the trapper is thrust into prominence when it is learned that he is descended from Genghis Khan. The occupying English army (identified as the White Russian army in foreign prints of the film, downplaying the West's effort to secure a stronghold in Russia in the years following the revolution) puts the trapper in charge of a puppet Mongolian government. By film's end, however, the "puppet" has cut the strings in a spectacular fashion. "Spectacular" is indeed the appropriate word for this sweeping political drama, which though not a huge success with domestic audiences upon its first release, is now regarded as one of Pudovkin's finest efforts. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Osip Brik
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 1999
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Pudovkin's strict, building block editing, proficient as it is, tends to cramp the film's flow and suggestive space.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Excellent photography and sterling work by the eminently suitable cast are the conspicuous assets of Vsevolod Pudovkin's silent cinematic contribution.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Elements of documentary, melodrama and full-on action are expertly interwoven, and the film's breadth and scope far exceed Pudovkin's partisan roots.

Full Review… | February 17, 2004
Film4

June 30, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Potomok Chingis-Khana (Storm over Asia) (The Heir to Genghis Khan)

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I absolutely loved this picture. The story, the cinematography, the editing and the list keeps on going, everything is well-made. (I wont get too much into it because it is a very complex film.)

shannylee38
Linda K. T.

Super Reviewer

I watched this without reviewing, apparently, and now I don't remember anything about it. So it must be just OK. Will have to find and watch again some other time. . .

Action! Drama! Propaganda! Ethnography! Pudovkin's film is respectful towards the Mongolians, and he keeps things exciting with a lot of iconic imagery and radical, dynamic editing. Like a lot of Soviet cinema, it has an epic, important heft to it. The story is a little hard to follow sometimes, and there are some sluggish parts, but at its finest moments this is a pretty kickass movie.

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