This mini-series is based on a true story. Lidia Poët, born in 1955, is the first Italian woman to pass the law exams and receive a degree in 1881 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Turin. Even though she underwent 2 years of practice in the office of a lawyer, assisted at the sessions of tribunals, and was inscribed in the roll of lawyers in 1883, the Attorney General claimed that Lidia's enlistment was illegitimate because of her gender...
What will Lidia do about her client, a young man accused of the murder of a prima ballerina? Will she appeal the decision of the Court regarding her enrollment in the legal profession? Obviously ahead of her time, will she be able to seek justice for herself and the people who reach out to her? This short series about an ambitious historic character portrays an unjust and misogynistic patriarchal society. It's charming to be watched, even if some narratives are a bit lengthy at times. Our protagonist is witty, fierce, and determined. And one cannot but sympathize with a woman going after her dream with such energy that I am sure you will appreciate, and even want more by the end of the last episode.
Each one of the 6 episodes is linked to the other by the general story of Lidia, as aforementioned, but each resolves a different case. The viewer will also be able to enjoy the costumes and the soundtrack. I recommend watching this dramatic and mysterious story. I am sure you will have as good a time as I did! And I am looking forward to a second season if there will be one. If you would like to know more about the real Lidia Poët, read this.
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