55 STEPS

By Bille AUGUST

ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2017

It is the true story written by Mark Rosen of a mentally ill, Eleanor Riese and her lawyer, Colette Hughes. A story of two special women and their exceptional friendship in a great fight for human dignity.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2017
worldpremiere gala
Toronto - TIFF 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bille AUGUST
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark bruce ROSIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita ELSANI (Elsani Film), Sara RISHER, Mark ROSEN, Michel J. VANDEWALLE, Peter DE MAEGD (Potemkino), Tom HAMEEUW (Potemkino)
    • Synopsis
    • It is the true story written by Mark Rosen of a mentally ill, Eleanor Riese and her lawyer, Colette Hughes. A story of two special women and their exceptional friendship in a great fight for human dignity. Based on a true story of a 41 year-old woman with mental problems who, with brief stays in hospitals, lives in her own apartment and manages her own life. Because of the forced medication, she decides to sue the mental hospital system in California to make sure that what happened to her doesn’t happen to any other competent patient like herself, patients who are not a danger to themselves or to others.
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