Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. An name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audience 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 tot their bitter and public break-up.
Creditsdirector: Steven Soderbergh
composer: Marvin Hamlisch
producer: Susan Ekins
screenplay: Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Scott Thorson and Alex Thorleifson
Editor: Mary Ann Bernard
Cinematography: Peter Andrews
sound: Larry Blake
production company: HBO Films
More infosubtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United States of America
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