55 Steps

Drama, Biography

55 Steps

Original title: 55 Steps
Director: Bille August
Screenplay: Mark Bruce Rosin
Director of Photography: Filip Zumbrunn
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.

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