Russia, towards the end of the 19th century. Accompanied by his
uncle Kouzmitchov and the old priest Father Christophe, a young man
named Jegoruska leaves his house lost in the vast expanse of the
Russian steppes and sets out on a long journey to the city, so that he
can complete his studies, as his mother wishes.
is an Italian-French adventure film first released in Italy on 17th January 1963,
directed by Alberto Lattuada.
The film is based on a novel by Anton Chekhov and stars Charles Vanel, Daniele Spallone, Cristina Gaioni, Pavle Vujisic and Marina Vlady.
It was produced by Moris Ergas and distributed by Columbia Film-Verleih.
Location filming was in Yugoslavia.
Our overall rating for La Steppa
is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,
Other recommended films that have been directed by Alberto Lattuada include: L'amore in città
Venga a prendere il caffè... da noi
Cuore di cane
(1976). The actor Charles Vanel has also appeared in: Les Croix de bois
Les Affaires sont les affaires
Le Ciel est à vous
Sept morts sur ordonnance
Other films that are recommended viewing include: Nicholas Ray's Bitter Victory
Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal
John Ford's Mary of Scotland
Akira Kurosawa's Ran
Hanns Schwarz's Die Wunderbare Lüge der Nina Petrowna