sharp-tempered


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Through interviews with Nagle and his family and friends, Mukand captures Nagle's complexity--undeniably charismatic, prone to deep depressions, intensely driven, sharp-tempered and above all, faithful that he would recover.
In his alarm the sharp-tempered boy drew a gun and fired into the crowd.
After an odd first section in which hero is robbed, then ruins his would-be amour's joint public recital with a sharp-tempered older pianist (Vera Holtz) by bungling his sheet-music-turning duties (a nonsensically overdrawn scene), film succumbs to attenuated stretches of tasteful suffering.