Behind the Candelabra

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. "Behind the Candelabra" takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship - from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star.

Year: 2013
Genre: Drama, Drama Romance, Queer Cinema, True Stories, Romance, Biography, Film Festivals 2013
Country: USA
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Scott Bakula
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: M - Sex scenes, offensive language and drug use
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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