What Elton John and Lady Gaga are today, Liberace (Michael Douglas) was in one man. A virtuoso pianist and entertainer in Las Vegas as well as a superstar of extravagant shows, Liberace in the Seventies had a global audience of millions. Both on stage and in private, luxury and glamor became his way of life. He enjoyed everything in abundance, even saying once, „Too much of a good thing is wonderful“.
In the summer of 1977 an attractive young man enters his dressing room after a show: Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) is a simple country boy, who Liberace transforms into the prince at his side. It’s the beginning of a deep love affair that’s kept hidden for years.
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA is the fascinating story of a tragic and intense love, increasingly accompanied by excess, passion, vanity and jealousy.