Storm Over Asia #MovieReview

Film 338 in the ‘1001 Films to See Before You Die’ challenge is 1928’s “Storm Over Asia”. Or as it’s known in Russian, “Potomok Chingis-Khana”. Directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, this historical war drama is about a Mongolian herdsman who escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. Moral of the story is… Don’t short change people for valuable things. That and you shouldn’t make businessmen bleed a tiny bit from the hand because they’ll send an entire Russian Army after you. There is nothing I remember about this film. I only just switched it off and apart from that crooked businessman sending an army after the man who made him bleed there is nothing I can recall off the top of my head. Overall, I don’t remember a thing from this film therefore it’s not worth watching. I managed 39 minutes before falling asleep. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I managed to say while watching 1928’s “Storm Over Asia”

Film – Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-Khana)
Year – 1928
Director – Vsevolod Pudovkin
Written by – O. Brik, I. Novokshonov
Staring – I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valery Inkijinoff
IMDb Rating – 7.3/10
My Rating – ZZzzz
Length – 127 min  (2h 7min)
Genre – Drama, History, War

Reading – They spelt Genghis Khan’s name wrong

We open with shots of clouds moving and rock tumbling down cliffs

More landscape shots

Cut to a random hut in the middle of the desert as a group of Mongolians return home

That hut houses 10 people?

Thanks for explaining what monks do for a living

The old man who’s ill them pulls out a massive cabbage and a dead fox from under his pillow and gives it to his son to take to the bazaar

One of the Mongolians leaves after getting into a fight over the dead fox

This music is making me very tired

And it’s giving me a headache

Cut to a Russian fur market as people watch an old man swing a sword

Everyone’s really excited about this dead fox

What is the deal with everyone getting excited about a dead fox?

And he’s been ripped off and everyone knows it

So… This man wants vengeance because his hand is bleeding and decides to send the entire Russian army after the Mongolians

So…. If The Mongolian doesn’t turn himself in within 24 hours then the entire Russian Army is punished?!?

Cut to The Mongolian running through the mountains

Cut to snipers in the mountains as their chief looks on

Yeah.. He just fell 100ft off a mountain… Pretty sure he’s dead

I’m really confused about what’s happening



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