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Runtime: 119 Mins
Classsification: M
Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes
In cinemas:
25 July 2013

Behind The Candelabra

Matt Damon, Debbie Reynolds, Eric Zuckerman, Michael Douglas

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HBO Films presents BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, starring Academy Award® winners Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, executive produced by Emmy® winner Jerry Weintraub and directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh from a script by Oscar® nominee Richard LaGravenese. 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.


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Persons of interest

  • Matt Damon .... Scott Thorson
  • Scott Bakula .... Bob Black
  • Eric Zuckerman .... Lou
  • Michael Douglas .... Liberace
  • Debbie Reynolds .... Frances Liberace
  • Steven Soderbergh .... Director
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    • drama
    • biography
    • romance

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