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Behind The Candelabra
Archived: Behind The Candelabra (2013)

director: Steven Soderbergh

composer: Marvin Hamlisch
With: Matt Damon (Scott Thorson), Scott Bakula (Bob Black), Eric Zuckerman (Lou), John Smutny (Sound Mixer), Michael Douglas (Liberace), Garrett M. Brown (Joe Carracappa), Debbie Reynolds (Frances Liberace), Casey Kramer (Dora Liberace), Cheyenne Jackson (Billy Leatherwood), a.o.

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duration: 118 minutes
Gay Scene , Biography, LGBTQ

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Film Fest Gent - 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. 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.

Credits

director: 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 info

subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United States of America
year: 2013

Official site

Filmography

STEVEN SODERBERGH (1963): Yes: 9012 Live (1985, video documentary), Access All Areas (1985, video short), Winston (1987, short), Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), Kafka (1991), King of the Hill (1993), Fallen Angels (1995, TV series, director or 2 episodes), Underneath (1995), Gray's Anatomy (1996), Schizopolis (1996), Inside 'Out of Sight' (1998, video documentary short), Out of Sight (1998), The Limey (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), Traffic (2000), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Full Frontal (2002), Solaris (2002), K… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Steven Soderbergh

2018:Unsane
2017:Logan Lucky
2002:Full frontal
1998:Out of sight
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