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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.

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Justina Rivas
Dagoberto Gama ...
Ivan
Antonio Algarra ...
Captain
Miguel Loaiza ...
Ramón
Hena Corzo ...
Marifé
Jorge Zárate ...
Cop I
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El Ojitos
Óscar Trejo ...
Oscar
Alberto Acosta ...
El Cachorro
Roberto Álvez ...
El Minezota
Kengi Guerrero ...
El Chino
Cirilo Santiago ...
Esteban
Patricia Collazo ...
Narco's wife
Jaime Estrada ...
El Gordo
Hector Harfush ...
Cop II
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Storyline

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

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In the biggest city in the world.... there is no way out. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

9 September 2005 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Beaten  »

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Budget:

MXN 1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Ivan: Answer me!
[slap her in the face]
Ivan: . Why don't you talk?
Justina: Because it would be useless.
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Connections

Featured in The Bet (2007) See more »

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Amor Chilango
Performed by Maria Urtuzuastegui
Written by Christian Arvesem and Maria Urtuzuastegui
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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"

Recommended.


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