Italian crime drama PETRA arrives today at SBS On Demand

Police Inspector Petra Delicato (Paola Cortellesi) works in the archive department of the Genoa Flying Squad.

That is, until the day in which, due to staff shortage, she is assigned her first operational case. She finds herself working alongside the Police Constable Antonio Monte (Andrea Pennacchi), an old-fashioned, middle-aged man with a rational mind.

The polite, old-school widower and the direct, unconventional, two-times divorcee find themselves catapulted into a new world and working together on different cases: a horrific series of rapes in the old city alleyways, the illegal trade of fighting dogs, the strict and harsh world of religious sects, the darkest secrets of the world of television.

Antonio struggles with having a female boss, especially as Petra doesn’t allow anyone to undermine her authority. But once they overcome their initial personality clashes and differing work methods, they realise they complement each other perfectly and form an unprecedented investigative duo.

Soon, they develop a bond that cannot be defined. They are continuously in conflict yet they can’t live without each other. This will also lead them to try and solve the biggest of life’s mysteries: what is the secret of happiness?

In Italian with English subtitles. Petra is an SBS On Demand exclusive.

Petra – Australian Premiere, Thursday, 29 October 2020 on SBS On Demand (all four episodes available to stream)


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