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.
Director: Bille AugustScreenplay: Mark Bruce RosinDirector of Photography: Filip ZumbrunnEditor: Hansjörg WeißbrichMusic: Annette FocksProducer: Lesley Bruce-Neary, Anita Elsani, Sara Risher, Mark Bruce Rosin, Laurie ShearingSales: Falcon a.s.Print source: Falcon a.s.
Original title: 55 Steps Country: Belgium, Germany, USA Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 115 Language: English Subtitles: Czech Section: Masters Genre: Drama, Biography Sponsors: Deutsche Botschaft Prag – Německé velvyslanectví v Praze, Velvyslanectví Spojených států amerických