Paul Bowles was a man of immense charisma, influence and talent. His most famous novel «The Sheltering Sky» is considered a masterpiece. But at the height of his career he turned his back on Western society and escaped with his wife to Tangier, Morocco. But instead of being forgotten, something strange happened. Everyone followed. First the neo-lost generation, then the beats, the hippies and finally the Jet-Set. Paul Bowles opened up Morocco and everybody came to get a taste. Frustrated by all this attention Paul decided to escape again, but this time he almost lost his identity. The director Daniel Young traveled to Tangier in 1998 to film an interview with Bowles. When Bowles died shortly after, he knew he had to complete the film. Over the course of twelve years, Young has tracked down many of Paul’s illustrious companions and friends (Gore Vidal, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Waters etc.) and has interwoven a patchwork of materials, resulting in a fresh and personal portrait of this grand writer and composer.