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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (2013)

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA <span>(2013)</span> artwork

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 116

Release dates 07/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex, sex references and drug use

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Steven Soderbergh

Cast includes Matt Damon, Debbie Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Ackroyd, Scott Bakula

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 28/05/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA is a biopic about the pianist and entertainer Liberace's relationship with one of his lovers.

Language

Strong language includes use of both 'f**k' and 'c**ksucker'. Other language includes 'shit' and 'bullshit', as well as discriminatory terms, 'fag' and 'fairy queen'.

Sex

Strong sex is mostly confined to scenes between Liberace and his lover. There is no nudity in these scenes and no strong detail, but there is some sexual movement. Liberace is also seen watching pornography on a television screen. The images are small and only briefly seen, but they give an impression of strong sex. Verbal sex references include graphic comments about sex acts.

Drugs

Some scenes contain the sight of prescription drugs being abused and sight of cocaine use. There is reference to the negative consequences of drug abuse.

There are also graphic images of plastic surgery being performed which includes close sight of incisions being made, but with little blood.

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Details

Title
BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
Year
2013
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Entertainment One UK,E1 Films
Classified date(s)
23/07/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF300270

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