1980. In a luxurious mansion in some Central European principality, a number of guests, are celebrating the New Year. Everybody’s gaze falls upon a very elegantly dressed man. They offer him a revolver. He loads it with one bullet. He casts his eye over all the faces watching him. The barrel rests against his temple. He closes his eyes. 1972. Ferran is a young man of twenty-one living with his parents, in a small village near Valencia. His grey life consists of living rather poorly off a few sporadic jobs and playing cards. At a game he meets Chino, a professional player of striking appearance. Ferran takes a chance and loses. Chino and Ferran become friends. The games take place more and more frequently and Chino comes with an idea: to form two ghost companies that will trade false bills of exchange in order to be able to raise some cash to play. Ferran frequents the best restaurants, the best gambling dens… and he turns into a complete night owl.