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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See more »

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Eleanor Riese
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Robbie
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Colette Hughes
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Mort Cohen
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Arno
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Robert
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Dr. Bardy
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Judge Farelly
Vincent Riotta ...
James Adams
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Radio Host
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Margie
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Ben Clandon
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Tili Benjai / Male Attendant #1
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Mr. Grainger
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Tiff - Jogger
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Serious nurse (Mental hospital)
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Friendly Nurse
Florence Bell ...
Karen Winkle
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Female Attendant #2
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Pedestrian
Liza Ross ...
Matron
John Lobato ...
Pedestrian
Christian Skibinski ...
Former Mental Patient
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Stenographer in final trial
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Patient
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Lawyer in Court
Andy Cheung ...
Waiter
Cynthia Hoppenfeld ...
Sister Florence
Joshua Fischer ...
Male Attendant
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Smoking Man
Sönke Hünding ...
Former Mental Patient
Florian Stübchen ...
Male Attendant
Anna Heinz ...
Law student

Directed by

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Bille August

Written by

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Mark Bruce Rosin ... () (as Mark Rosin)

Produced by

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Mary Aloe ... executive producer
Helena Bonham Carter ... executive producer
Philip Borbély ... co-producer
Lesley Bruce-Neary ... producer
David Claikens ... associate producer
Peter De Maegd ... co-producer
Anita Elsani ... producer
Bastian Griese ... co-producer (as Bastie Griese)
Daniel Grodnik ... executive producer
Tom Hameeuw ... co-producer
Julien Kalleja ... Junior Producer MMC Movies
Peter Kreutz ... line producer
Chris Martin ... line producer
Sara Risher ... producer
Mark Bruce Rosin ... producer (as Mark Rosin)
Laurie Shearing ... producer
Hilary Swank ... executive producer
Juliane Thevissen ... line producer
Michel Vandewalle ... executive producer
Alex Verbaere ... associate producer
Ger Wiersma ... executive producer

Music by

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Annette Focks

Cinematography by

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Filip Zumbrunn

Film Editing by

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Hansjörg Weißbrich

Editorial Department

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Niels Christensen ... dcp
Alexis Faton ... compositor
Nick Fortemps ... additional colorist
Christian Klimetzki ... assistant editor
Tom Mulder ... data management
Stefan Rycken ... supervision & mastering
Kosmas Stergiou ... compositor
Katrijn Steylaerts ... post-production coordinator
Robin Van den Acker ... dcp (as Robin Van Den Acker)
Simon Veroneg ... colorist

Casting By

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Emrah Ertem ... (casting germany)
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton

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Merijn Sep

Set Decoration by

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Natalia Trevino

Costume Design by

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Charlotte Willems

Makeup Department

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Diana Badalova ... additional makeup artist
Isabella Beyer ... additional makeup artist
Andrea Braun ... additional makeup artist
Nathaniel De'Lineadeus ... dental FX design and manufacture
Marion Giggenbacher ... additional makeup artist
Nadia Homri ... makeup artist
Birger Laube ... makeup designer
Chris Lyons ... special effects teeth
Nancie Marsalis ... makeup artist: San Francisco
Heike Merker ... make up & hair design
Lisa Zomer ... makeup artist: San Francisco

Production Management

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Niko Remus ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hilton Jamal Day ... second second assistant director: san francisco unit
Andi Lang ... first assistant director
Paula Lima ... first assistant director: san francisco
L. La Mar Stewart ... second assistant director: san francisco

Art Department

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Jörg Baier ... set dresser
Charles Bockaert ... assistant standby props
Britt Depetter ... assistant art director
Myrthe Douma ... assistant property master
Simon Empt ... set dresser
Mathias Fannoy ... set dresser
Manolito Glas ... art director on set
Michael Kadow ... Set Decoration Driver / set dec driver
Pim Logie ... set dresser
Michèle Meire ... coordinator art department
Anna-Maria Otte ... Additional set dresser / additional set dresser
Wannes Plaetinck ... Set Decoration Driver
Lorenzo Sartor ... carpenter
Giulia Severini ... graphic artist: additional graphics
Heike Steen ... assistant set decorator
Stijn Van Acker ... set dresser
Ulrike Veit ... graphic artist
Ruth Verbruggen ... Stand by Props
Manon Verkaeren ... property master
Mark Warren ... property master
Christian Weber ... Set Decoration Driver
Sven Winter ... scenic painter
Markus Zimmer ... location scout

Sound Department

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Dave Ashton ... dialogue editor and ADR supervisor
Bastian Büßer ... boom operator
Brian Copenhagen ... sound mixer: San Francisco
Enos Desjardins ... sound effects editor
Marius Heuser ... sound mix technician
Raphael Kempermann ... assistant sound
Kyle D. Krajewski ... ADR Mixer
Digba Kurpjel ... foley artist / supervising foley editor
Srdjan Kurpjel ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Tapio Liukkonen ... foley artist
Fabien Loucheur ... boom operator
Chips Paul ... ADR mixer
Jonas Pauquet ... assistant sound
Vijay Rathinam ... sound effects editor
Leith Ridley ... foley artist
Michael Schlömer ... production sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sydney Cox ... second assistant camera: san francisco unit
Peter Demmer ... gaffer
Dirk Henkel ... electrician
Johanna Huebner ... grip assistant
Felix Jost ... second assistant camera
Dan Juenemann ... key grip: San Francisco Unit
Christian Kitscha ... first assistant camera: a camera
Sebastian Koch ... lighting assistant
Ansgar Krajewski ... camera operator: b camera
Joseph Matarrese ... grip: San Francisco Unit
Ariel Nava ... still photographer
Drew Nelson ... gaffer: San Francisco Unit
Martin Poll ... video playback operator
Ami Rodrigues ... first assistant camera: b camera
Leif Thomas ... digital imaging technician
Clark Todd ... grip/electric swing: San Francisco
Jürgen Tomadini ... gaffer
Simon Veroneg ... digital imaging technician
Theresa Wong ... first assistant camera: san francisco unit
Alex Zajicek ... camera pa: san francisco unit

Casting Department

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Katy Covell ... casting assistant
Emrah Ertem ... casting: Germany
Nina Henninger ... background casting director: San Francisco
Lillie Jeffrey ... casting associate
Sarah Kliban ... background casting associate
Tamsyn Manson ... casting assistant
Benedict Minghella ... casting assistant
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bea Albl ... additional wardrobe
Irina Alexandra ... costumer
Thomas Bürke ... additional wardrobe
Hannelore Cauwenbergh ... wardrobe assistant
Inga Cuypers ... additional wardrobe
Charlotte Goethals ... assistant costume designer
Daniele Gossens-Dommel ... additional wardrobe
Joachim Kuhlmann ... additional wardrobe
Kasia Mielczarek ... seamstress
Fauve Ryckebusch ... wardrobe assistant
Martina Schall ... assistant costume designer
Maija Tuohino ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Ehrin Davis ... location manager
Nadine Ginzel ... location manager
Daniel Lee ... location scout
David Weber ... location manager
Ryan Wylie ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Ferran Cruixent ... musician: pianist / orchestrator / recording director
Peter Fuchs ... score mixer
Martin Offik ... score editor

Other crew

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Gero Brugmann ... legal advisor: financing
Lise-Lotte Døcker ... completion bond legal
Aleks Eydelman ... stand-in
Sylke Ferber ... production coordinator
Ricarda Goray ... unit manager
Olivier Guillaume ... production accountant
Jeroen Guns ... production accountant
René Kibrité ... set manager
Boris Kish ... production accountant
Carolin Knauf ... stand-in: Hilary Swank
Max Kosma ... production assistant: San Francisco
Mette Bang Kristensen ... completion bond assistant
Lize Lefaible ... assistant to BE producers / assistant to co-producer
Hans Lönnerheden ... production executive: EFB
Virginia McCarthy ... script supervisor: San Francisco (as Virginia Saenz McCarthy)
Elke Meulemans ... production assistant
Daniel A. Mondschain ... physical production executive
Sascha Neeße ... personal assistant: Hilary Swank
Rich Pagan ... assistant to ms. bonham carter: S.F.
Anna-Larissa Pfingsten ... assistant production manager
Nastassja Pielartzik ... stand-in: Helena Bonham Carter
Grethler Rechtsanwälte ... legal team
Jan Rijken ... deliveries
Jeni San ... production assistant
Sonja Schwendemann ... additional assistant director
Michelle Elise Shock ... photo double: Eleanor Reise (as Michelle Elise)
Ariane Stalfort ... script supervisor
Neil Swain ... dialect coach
Beni von Alemann ... personal assistent: Jeffrey Tambor
Taylor Whitehouse ... 2nd unit assistant to ms. swank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, she is meeting a woman who will make it her mission to transform Colette's workaholic life.

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Also Known As
  • Eleanor & Colette (Germany)
  • Eleanor and Colett (United States)
  • 55 pasos (Spain)
  • 55 шагов (Russia)
Runtime
  • 115 min
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Budget EUR7,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The story was first mentioned to Helena Bonham Carter 13 years ago, with Helena playing the role of Collette and Susan Sarandon playing Eleanor. See more »
Goofs Movie is set in 80's. During one scene, jogger is running through park with Pistons #33 Jersey., which was Grant Hill's Jersey. Grant Hill didn't start playing though until 1994. See more »
Quotes Colette Hughes: You know, Eleanor, you are not gravely disabled, you're gravely obnoxious.
Eleanor Riese: [laughs out loud] That was a good one.
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