55 Steps is a 2017 German-Belgian drama film directed by Bille August.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer:
55 Steps Trailer - On Digital 10/16, In Theaters 11/16.

Story intro

The story is about a woman committed to a mental health facility. Prior to 1987, it was assumed that the Lanterman - Petris - Short Act allowed involuntary treatment for those who were detained under an initial three-day hold (for evaluation and treatment) and a subsequent fourteen-day hospitalization (for those patients declared after the three-day hold to be dangerous to themselves or others or gravely disabled). In 1987, in Riese v. St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, the California State Court of Appeals declared that these patients had the right to exercise informed consent regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs, except in an emergency, and if they rejected medication "a judicial determination of their incapacity to make treatment decisions" was required before they could be involuntarily treated. This case was a class action suit brought in the name of patient Eleanor Riese by the California ACLU.


Helena Bonham Carter
Eleanor Riese
Hilary Swank
Colette Hughes
Jeffrey Tambor
Mort Cohen
Tim Plester
Michael Culkin
Judge Farelly
Jonathan Kerrigan
Dr. Bardy


The film 55 Steps was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2017 (TIFF) and on May 3, 2018 (Germany).

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


55 Steps got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

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Wikipedia: 55 Steps