What prompted Matilda De Angelis to accept the role of Lidia Poët ? How many glasses did you break to be able to shoot.


The scene of the first meeting with Jacopo ? And can you guess what Eduardo Scarpetta absolutely wanted to steal from the set? Matilda De Angelis and Eduardo Scarpetta talk about themselves on the set of Lidia Poët’s The Law , among period costumes, incredible locations and really uncomfortable bicycles.

This is not a biopic with historical ambitions: the story of Lidia Poët , in fact, is reinterpreted here in an ironic and “adventurous” light, between verbal skirmishes, investigations into mysterious murders, modern investigative techniques (fingerprints) and obviously the constant struggle to assert one’s right to the profession. The lawyer was also a great supporter of women’s suffrage in the twentieth century.

In Turin at the end of the 19th century, the young Lidia Poët (Matilda De Angelis) fights against everything and everyone to get what is rightfully hers: to join the Bar Association. A profession, at the time, reserved exclusively for men. Despite this, nothing could stop her dream of becoming Italy’s first lawyer.

Directed by Matteo Rovere ( Fast as the wind, The first king ) and Letizia Lamartire ( We’ll be young and beautiful, The Divine Cody ). The release of the series, consisting of six episodes, is expected for February 15 on the online platform.

Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer below.

The trailer of The Law by Lidia Poët

The official synopsis

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.

The cast

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 authors and authors of the series

The series was written by Guido Iuculano, Davide Orsini, Elisa Dondi, Daniela Gambaro and Paolo Piccirillo ; Iuculano and Orsini are also its creators.


The production is handled by Greenland .