It is 1978 in Chile, and Raul Peralta is obsessed with John Travolta's Saturday Night Fever disco king, regularly leading an amateur realisation of the dance sequences in a local bar.
To get the moves down, Peralta sees the film every day at his local cinema. And he has dreams of winning a Manero impersonation contest on national TV. The only problem is, people keep getting in his way. The result? Every bit as raw and brutal as the Pinochet dictatorship outside.