In the documentary, the protagonist, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, talks about his life, his work and his intellectual, social and political concerns. The only voices are those of the author of La saga/fuga de J. B (“The Saga/Flight of J.B.”) and a number of journalists who interviewed him on television over the years, tracing the childhood, youth and adult life of the Galician writer in a biographical account interwoven with the author's reflections on his concerns as a novelist, his convictions about literary creation, his political attitudes and his thoughts on concepts such as myth, power, history, Galicia, women and death.
Gonzalo Torrente Ballester answers questions from the journalists Joaquín Soler Serrano, Pablo Lizcano, Fernando Sánchez Dragó, Terenci Moix, José Luis Balbín, Begoña Aranguren and Antón López Vallejo. The document also rescues audio fragments from some of his hundreds of conferences and his working diaries, recorded on open reel tape.