Turin, 1884. A court ruling prevents Lidia Poët from practicing the profession of lawyer because she is a woman. Penniless but full of pride, Lidia asks her brother Enrico for a job at his law firm and prepares an appeal, determined to overturn the Court’s conclusions.
Through a gaze that goes beyond her time, Lidia deals with the suspects looking for the truth behind appearances and prejudices. Jacopo, a mysterious journalist and Lidia’s brother-in-law, passes her information and guides her into the hidden worlds of a magniloquent Turin.