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Behind the Candelabra
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Behind the Candelabra

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ActorsMatt Damon, Michael Douglas, Debbie Reynolds

DirectorSteven Soderbergh

From Gay Essential

Released in 2013 and directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra focuses on the last ten years of Liberace’s life, and on his relationship with his much younger protégé. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the film was mostly shot in Southern California and Las Vegas. Read More Here

Won “BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVSION”, “BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION” at the Golden Globes and 39 international film awards

“Once your eyes adjust to the bedazzled opulence of Liberace's life in '70s and '80s Las Vegas, Behind the Candelabra becomes a darkly moving and provocative look at two lonely men who briefly found something like love before the maelstrom of fame, money and drugs, all churning within the confines of the sexual closet, blew it apart.”
   Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

“There’s a solid, patient, confident quality to this movie that’s rarely seen in modern mainstream cinema. It’s better than most American films playing in theaters, and better than most of HBO’s films, too.”
Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Magazine (Vulture)

“Behind the Candelabra succeeds precisely because it doesn’t care much about health or what constitutes a good role model–it shows respect for a complicated marriage simply by making it real.”
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker

Features:

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Oct. 2013
  • Run Time: 118 minutes

 

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    It’s hard to imagine super-spy Jason Bourne in a sparkly thong, throwing a hissy-fit at his older male lover. Perhaps that’s why Matt Damon’s performance has got him quite a lot of praise for his portrayal of the young man (Scott Thorson) who lived (and loved) Hollywood icon Liberace.
    Michael Douglas too is on fine form as the man himself, displaying the voice and the mannerisms of the flamboyant entertainer to a tee.
    It’s a `rise and fall’ tale of love that was probably doomed from the start. It’s based on the `kiss and tell’ book that Thorson wrote once Liberace had died, so we only have his word on it that this is the `truth.’ But, truth or not, it’s an entertaining piece of tragic drama that allows both him and Douglas to put in some stellar performances.

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