Angst features a young cartoonist from Budapest and tracks his rapid rise, gradual burnout and ultimate disintegration. In the background of the events we read subtle observations and interpretations of the hidden life of present-day Budapest, its new and ever renewed character.
Chickens rotate slowly in a shop window. Six plucked chickens. The place
is no longer called a butcher shop; it is Meat Palace now. We’re having
a heat wave. The grilled chickens complete another turn on the spit.
Is it possible, I ask myself, to somehow follow the life or the soul of a
nation through this one tiny expression? - The musings of a translator
of Hungarian literature a propos of the reappearance of an old
expression of greeting.