55 STEPS is the life affirming true story of an unexpected friendship forming during a fight for patient rights against seemingly impossible odds. When Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) discovers that the medication she is being given at St. Mary’s Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco is damaging her physically she hires patient’s rights lawyer Collete Hughes (Hilary Swank). With the help of expert attorney Mort Cohen (Jeffrey Tambor) the two try to defeat St. Mary’s in court while the indefatigable Eleanor and Collette become best of friends; a friendship where the colorful psychiatric patient Eleanor teaches the work-obsessed Collette a thing or two about life itself!
O-Ton Ensemble ADR Aufnahmen
Directed by BILLE AUGUST
Written by MARK BRUCE ROSIN
Casting by REG POERSCOUT EDGERTON
CSA Director of Photography FILIP ZUMBRUNN
Music composed and orchestrated by ANNETTE FOCKS
Edited by HANSJÖRG WEISSBRICH BFS
Production Designer MERIJN SEP
Costume Designer CHARLOTTE WILLEMS
Head of Hair and Makeup BIRGER LAUBE, HEIKE MERKER
Production Sound Mixer MICHAEL SCHLÖMER
Re-Recording Mixer SRDJAN KURPJEL M.P.S.E.
Line Producer PETER KREUTZ
Postproduction Supervisor NIKO REMUS