EN - 55 Steps is the life-affirming true story of an unexpected collusion formed during a fight for patient rights against seemingly impossible odds. When Eleanor Riese discovers that the medication she is being given at St. Mary’s Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco is damaging her physically, she hires patients’ rights lawyer Collette Hughes. With the help of expert attorney Mort Cohen, the two try to defeat St. Mary’s in court while the indefatigable Eleanor and Collette become best of friends - a friendship in which the colourful psychiatric patient Eleanor teaches the work-obsessed Collette a thing or two about life itself.


Title 55 Steps
Original title 55 Steps
Original language English
Status In post-production
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-09-15


Cast Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeffrey Tambor, Johan Heldenbergh
Photography Filip Zumbrunn
Editing Hansjörg Weißbrich
Art director Merijn Sep
Costume Charlotte Willems
Makeup Birger Laube

Technical specs

Running time film 100'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Screen Flanders
Production partners MMC Studios
Tax shelter partners BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance


2017: Toronto International Film Festival (CA)

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Last edited on 18 December 2018

Short info

Director Bille August
Producers Peter De Maegd, Tom Hameeuw
Writers Mark Rosin

Potemkino Port
Lize Lefaible
Pretoriastraat 86
2600 Antwerpen-Berchem


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