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The Ladies Get Their Say (original title: Due Partite) is a 2009 Italian movie directed by Enzo Monteleone and based on a screenplay written by Cristina Comencini. It is divided in two parts: the first one focuses on a group of four ladies in the late '60s, who gather every Thursday to play cards and talk about their lives; the second one details a game played by their daughters in the present days, after the funeral of one of the mothers.


This movie provides examples of:

  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: More evident in the first part. Beatrice is Sanguine (with Supine traits), Sofia is Choleric, Claudia is Melancholic, and Beatrice is Phlegmatic.
  • Housewife
  • Lamarck Was Right: Both Claudia and her daughter Cecilia are the ones with the strongest maternal side. Plus Beatrice commits suicide like her mother did.
  • Minimalism: There are only two settings (two living rooms) for the whole movie, the only exception being a very short scene in a graveyard. Plus, the plot can be summed up as: "Four women gather to play cards and discuss. So do their daughters, thirty years later."
  • Real Time: Each one of the two parts.
  • Time Skip: About thirty years.
  • Tsundere: Sofia.


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