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Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra
  • 2013
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe
  • UK release: 14 June 2013

Soderbergh goes for his sabbatical on a high, with this sparkling account of the relationship between flamboyant pianist Liberace (Douglas) and his much younger lover Scott Thorson (Damon). The two leads are outstanding, and with wonderful cameos from Lowe, Reynolds and Aykroyd it's a surprisingly tender and poignant film.

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Behind the Candelabra

5 Jun 20134 stars

A tender portrayal of the bizarre relationship between Scott Thorson and Liberace

If this truly is Steven Soderbergh’s last film – and it feels like we said that for his pharmaceutical thriller Side Effects three months ago – then this time, he really is going out on a high. A glittery biopic of flamboyant pianist Liberace (played…

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