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Steven Soderbergh
Michael Douglas
Matt Damon
Rob Lowe
Dan Aykroyd
Theatrical release date
3. October 2013

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.