Gloria’s Law (La loi de Gloria : L’Avocate du diable, 2016)
Director: Didier Le Pêcheur
A new lawyer has arrived on Eurochannel’s screen. Welcome to the story of a woman whose retirement from the tribunal does not last long after the demise of her daughter. Following Josiane Balasko, Gérard Jugnot, Richard Anconina and Zabou Breitman, Spanish star Victoria Abril takes the lawyer's robes to ensure that justice is served in a case where her character’s offspring has paid a great price. Come meet a woman known as “the Devil’s advocate” in Gloria’s Law.
Gloria’s Law continues the success of this lawyers’ saga (Barbara’s Law, Alexandre’s Law, Simon’s Law, Christophe’s Law and Pauline’s Law) as one of the most acclaimed television projects developed in France in recent years. In this film, Gloria is a retired lawyer famous for defending obnoxious criminals and cold-blooded murderers, winning every case. But now she is forced to take a case again after Salomé, her daughter and also a lawyer, dies under suspicious circumstances.
Directed by Didier Le Pêcheur (who also directed Barbara’s Law and Simon’s Law, previously aired by Eurochannel), Gloria’s Law retains the idea of casting an icon of acting for the main role. This time, Spanish actress Victoria Abril, a Silver Bear winner at the 1991 and 1993 Berlin Film Festivals and a Goya Award winner in 1996, is responsible for the protagonist role. Victoria has received a staggering number of 28 awards in different festivals and ceremonies like San Sebastian, the Cesar Awards and the Goya Awards.
Eurochannel invites you to enter the courtrooms of France to discover, along with Gloria, the mastermind behind the murder of her daughter.
Among France's top lawyers, Gloria Mendoza (Victoria Abril) is a legend. She made a name defending mobsters before widening her list of clients to include ordinary citizens involved in crimes of blood. She won every case, earning the disapproval of the Bar Council for her loose ways with the code of ethics, and became known as "the devil's advocate". Now retired, Gloria is convinced there's a link between the deaths of a 15-year-old girl and her daughter.