55 Steps is a 2017 German-Belgian drama film directed by Bille August.
Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Plester, Michael Culkin, Jonathan Kerrigan, Douglas Reith, Vincent Riotta, Johan Heldenbergh, Richard Riddell and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer:
55 Steps Trailer - On Digital 10/16, In Theaters 11/16.
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 (Helena Bonham Carter) by the California ACLU.
Here is the full cast and characters of 55 Steps.
The film 55 Steps was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2017 (TIFF, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival), on May 3, 2018 (Germany) and on August 27, 2019 (Denmark) by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The film 55 Steps is rated with "PG-13" rating.
55 Steps got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. But the audience loves the film.
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