Up 22,654 this week

Soba (2004)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 62 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Justina (Claudia Soberon) runs away from home after her parents death and gets caught by a group of cops... It's the beginning of her worst nightmare.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
a list of 222 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 6 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Soba" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Soba (2004)

Soba (2004) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Soba.
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Justina Rivas
Dagoberto Gama ...
Antonio Algarra ...
Miguel Loaiza ...
Hena Corzo ...
Jorge Zárate ...
Cop I
Silverio Palacios ...
El Ojitos
Óscar Trejo ...
Alberto Acosta ...
El Cachorro
Roberto Álvez ...
El Minezota
Kengi Guerrero ...
El Chino
Cirilo Santiago ...
Patricia Collazo ...
Narco's wife
Jaime Estrada ...
El Gordo
Hector Harfush ...
Cop II


Justina is a fifteen years old girl who lives with her mother and stepfather in Mexico City. In her sexual-awakening, she starts flirting with the only man in her life, her stepfather, causing the accidental murder of her mother and stepfather. Shocked, she runs away from home, crazy, just dressed with her nightgown. Ivan, a police detective who practices torture as daily routine and is reduced to the rank of street cop, looks for her all night long. Justina gets picked up on the street by two cops; they take her to their headquarters. But instead of helping and rescue the girl, they take advantage of her and rape her. Ivan crosses paths with her and takes the girl to the Police Station. But when asked what happened to her, Justina tells a quite different story. In a very hard and strange way, Ivan and Justina finally find what they've been looking for... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A story like many others.... in a movie like not many others. See more »


Crime | Drama





Release Date:

9 September 2005 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Beaten  »

Box Office


MXN 1,200,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Principal Photography was completed in less than three weeks in February 1999. See more »


Marifé: What does your paper say?
Ramón: Nothing. Same as usual.
Marifé: I don't know why you buy it. It's always the same thing. Thefts, rapes, murders... And the police doesn't do anything about it.
See more »


Featured in The Bet (2007) See more »


Amor Chilango
Performed by Maria Urtuzuastegui
Written by Christian Arvesem and Maria Urtuzuastegui
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very interesting movie.
12 September 2005 | by (Mexico D.F.) – See all my reviews

I have just seen this movie, and let me tell you it's a very interesting proposition.

First, you have to be aware that it's not your standard Mexican melodrama and it's not intended to be a realist film. It plays with the viewer using several interesting techniques - dubbing, B/W photography, strategically placed fades. If you intend to see it as a realistic picture, you won't like it. Like many wonderful movies, it should be seen as a world on its own.

Cinematography is wonderful. Music is so-so.

I don't want to spoil too many details about the plot, but let's say it's "De Sade's Justine meets Nabokov's Lolita"


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Soba (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: