6.9/10
15
1 user

The Steppe (1962)

La steppa (original title)
In 19th century Russia, an 8 year-old boy is sent from his home village to the big city to go to school. On his long way there, he gets to witness the often harsh realities of life in the steppe. Based on allegorical novel by Chekhov.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

Writers:

Anton Chekhov (novel) (as Anton Tchekhov), Enzo Curreli | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Vanel ... Pére Christophore
Daniele Spallone Daniele Spallone ... Iégoruska
Cristina Gaioni ... La fille du fleuve (as Cristina Gajoni)
Pavle Vuisic Pavle Vuisic ... Kuzmiciov
Marina Vlady ... Comtesse Dranitsky
Pero Kvrgic Pero Kvrgic ... Mossèi
Michèle Bailly Michèle Bailly ... La Gitane
Ljuba Tadic ... Jemelian (as Juba Tadic)
Mira Stupica Mira Stupica ... Nastasia
Alenka Rancic Alenka Rancic ... La madre di Jegor
Petar Prlicko Petar Prlicko ... Sliopka
Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus ... Salomon
Milan Srdoc Milan Srdoc ... Vassia
Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic Stojan 'Stole' Arandjelovic ... Kiriuka
Fahro Konjhodzic Fahro Konjhodzic ... Konstantin
Edit

Storyline

In 19th century Russia, an 8 year-old boy is sent from his home village to the big city to go to school. On his long way there, he gets to witness the often harsh realities of life in the steppe. Based on allegorical novel by Chekhov.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From the fiery genius of Chekhov, a story of restless youth...and violent passion


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | France | Yugoslavia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 January 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Steppe See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Steppe (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Blurb.
8 December 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This is a lovely colorful adaptation of a novel by Anton Chekhov about the adventures of Jegoruska, an eight-year-old Russian boy, in a journey across the "steppe" or open plains of Russia on the en route from his home village to a market city where he is to go to school. It is in a way an allegorical trip which exposes him to some of the grimmest realities of life and some of its better ones. We get a social message as well, for example, the harsh conditions of the peasantry of 19th Century Russia. The director Alberto Lattuada often adapted Russian works or made films with Russian settings as in CUORE DI CANE, THE TEMPEST, and THE OVERCOAT. Most of the location scenes here were shot in Yugoslavia. The cast, which includes Charles Vanel as a priest and Marina Vlady as a countess, are uniformly good. Handsome young Daniele Spallone as the boy is marvelous.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed