55 Steps is the life-affirming true story of an unexpected friendship which forms during a fight for patient rights against seemingly impossible odds. When Eleanor Riese, played by Helena Bonham Carter, discovers that the medication she is being given at St. Mary’s Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco is physically damaging her, she hires patient’s rights lawyer Colette Hughes, played by Hilary Swank. With the help of expert attorney Mort Cohen (Jeffrey Tambor), the two women try to defeat St. Mary’s in court. The indefatigable Eleanor and Colette become best of friends; a friendship in which the colourful psychiatric patient Eleanor teaches the work-obsessed Colette a thing or two about life itself!
by Bille August with Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank
Germany / Belgium 2017
English, Subtitles: German
Colour, 2K DCP