Manuel Vázquez is one of the most important comic book artists in the history of Spain, the creator of immortal characters like Anacleto, secret agent, and La familia Cebolleta. This biopic is set in the Barcelona of the 1960s, where he was an undisputed star, although his way of life was somewhat unique, always on the fringes of established norms and thinking solely of his own benefit… A character worthy of the picaresque tradition of the Golden Age, portrayed with great affection by director Óscar Aibar in a tragicomedy that, at the same time, also depicts the Spain of that period and was selected at the San Sebastián Film Festival. In charge of bringing him to life is none other than the king of the Spanish box office, Santiago Segura, here exclusively focused on his role as an actor.
Barcelona in the nineteen sixties. It’s spring, and Vazquez is living life to the fullest. His characters –The Gilda Sisters, Anacleto, The Cebolleta family… are a success among Bruguera Press Comics. Meanwhile, the best comic book artist in Spain enjoys what he wants when he wants, doesn’t pay for anything, dodges his creditors with wit, mocks and cons his bosses and marries happily, collecting one family after another. All this until one boring accountant at his publishing company, decides he must pass through the hoop as every other person. It will not be a simple task: for the brilliant artist, life is a party where you must sneak in if you have not been invited.