The law of Lidia Poët: new Netflix series with Matilda De Angelis

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The law by Lidia Poët is the new Italian TV series that debuts on Netflix in February starring Matilda De Angelis

The law by Lidia Poët is the new series in 6 episodes, produced by Matteo Rovere, a Greenland production, and created by Guido Iuculano and Davide Orsini, which will debut on February 15, 2023 on Netflixx in all countries where the service is active. Matilda De Angelis is Lidia Poët, the first woman in Italy to enter the Order of Lawyers.

The law of Lidia Poët: the teaser trailer of the new series with Matilda De Angelis

In the cast, Matilda De Angelis in the title role, and Eduardo Scarpetta in that of the journalist Jacopo Barberis. Pier Luigi Pasino is Enrico Poët, brother of Lidia, while Sara Lazzaro and Sinéad Thornhill are respectively Teresa Barberis, wife of Enrico, and Marianna Poët, their daughter. Dario Aita is Andrea Caracciolo.

The series is directed by Matteo Rovere and Letizia Lamartire and written by Guido Iuculano, Davide Orsini, Elisa Dondi, Daniela Gambaro and Paolo Piccirillo.

Matilda De Angelis is the first Italian lawyer in Turin at the end of the 19th century

Turin, late 1800s. A ruling by the Court of Appeal of Turin declares Lidia Poët’s enrollment in the register of lawyers illegitimate, thus preventing her from practicing the profession just because she is a woman. Penniless but full of pride, Lidia finds a job at her brother Enrico’s law firm, while she prepares the appeal to overturn the Court’s conclusions.

Through a gaze that goes beyond her time, Lidia assists the suspects by seeking the truth behind appearances and prejudices. Jacopo, a mysterious journalist and Lidia’s brother-in-law, passes information and guides her into the hidden worlds of a magniloquent Turin. The series reinterprets the true story of Lidia Poët, Italy’s first lawyer, in a light procedural key.

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