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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 St. Mary’s Hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on Eleanor’s uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, Eleanor will make it her mission to transform the life of the work-obsessed Colette.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Bille August
Screenplay Mark Bruce Rosin
Cinematography Filip Zumbrunn
Cast Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeffrey Tambor
Producers Anita Elsani, Risher Sara
Co-Producers Peter de Maegd, Tom Hameeuw, Philip Borbély, Bastie Griese
Production Company Elsani Film/Cologne, in co-production with Potemkino Port, MMC Movies/Cologne
Runtime 114 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Festivals Toronto 2017, Beijing 2018, Moscow 2018, ESPOO Ciné 2018, Taipei Golden Horse 2018, Camerimage 2018
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund

World Sales
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
Culver City, CA/USA