This film tells the story of a few uneventful days in the life of six pals. Lali, a great fan of America, owns a sandwich stand on the side of the road, called The Glass Tiger. Gaben pinches cars; Fox is a petty swindler; Sanyi a half-wit homeless; Coco can't shut up about getting some dough and going to America; Slimmy keeps playing the saxophone, despite the others' frayed nerves. Gaben talks Lali into buying an old Chevrolet Impala, the real American dream. After the long escapade of getting the car, Lali doesn't even get the chance to try the Chevvy out, because a truck completely demolishes it. Fox in the meantime is looking excitedly for the "Wreck", what he has been trying to sell for big money. But Lali has sold what he thought to be scrap, not good for anything. Fox is threatened by some tough guys to bring it back or pay up. He has to get money at all costs...
Moderately amusing comedy set mainly at Lali's roadside catering van somewhere in the Hungarian countryside. It's never made clear why this small, unhygenic business has so many regular customers - each of them with their own quirky character trait - though they are mainly the kind of people you'd expect to frequent such an unpleasant-looking eatery. Subplots include run-ins with gangsters and ex-girlfriends, one spivvy guy's attempts to procure a Ford Impala for Lali, and a spur-of-the-moment decision to rob a cash truck after Lali has some awful bad luck with a scratchcard. There's a lot of falling back on stereotypes such as overbearing women, and I suspect a fair amount of the humour is somewhat lost in translation. But it's a fairly breezy, light-hearted way to pass 100 minutes.
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