Original title: 55 Steps Director: Bille August Screenplay: Mark Bruce Rosin Director of Photography: Filip Zumbrunn Producer: Lesley Bruce-Neary, Anita Elsani, Sara Risher, Mark Bruce Rosin, Laurie Shearing Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich Music: Annette Focks Print source: Falcon a.s. Country: Belgium, Germany, USA Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 115 Language: English Subtitles: Czech Sales: Falcon a.s. Section: Masters Genre: Drama, Biography Sponsors: Deutsche Botschaft Prag – Německé velvyslanectví v Praze, Velvyslanectví Spojených států amerických
Elenor Riese suffers from paranoid attacks and is hospitalized in a psychiatric unit in San Francisco. When the doctors refuse to reduce her drug dosage, she contacts the lawyer Colette Hughes. Based on true events, the story draws from a legal case that became a precedent in psychiatric care in the USA. Set in the 1980s, the courtroom drama pays homage to the actual participants in the lawsuit.