From the backwaters of Mataró to half the world’s stages, the artistic and personal adventure of Peret, the artist who with a little mambo, a blast of flamenco and a pinch of rock created the Catalan rumba.
This is an intimate portrait of Peret, the King of the Catalan rumba forever, amen. With the complicity of his family and friends, the documentary reveals Peret's "bombastic life", based on natters at home and after-dinner chats at the bar. From Mataró ("where there were only rats and hunger") to Barcelona’s central Raval neighbourhood; the early years among prostitutes, card games and street peddling, the invention of a new gypsy rumba partygoer who swigged from the cups of Pérez Prado and Elvis, the boom with "Borriquito" and his long retreat to become an evangelist pastor. God, family and rumba is the triumvirate that presides a complex personality, borne of the tension between the gypsy and payo worlds, between poverty and wealth, between the truth and the picaresque.