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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justina Rivas
Dagoberto Gama ...
Antonio Algarra ...
Miguel Loaiza ...
Hena Corzo ...
Jorge Zárate ...
Cop I
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

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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)

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Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Principal Photography was completed in less than three weeks in February 1999. See more »


Ivan: Answer me!
[slap her in the face]
Ivan: . Why don't you talk?
Justina: Because it would be useless.
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Performed by Maria Urtuzuastegui
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Excellent independent movie
16 November 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Latino International Film Festival in California last month. I really loved it. Obviously it's not a movie for everyone because of its story and subject (the rape of a young girl, violence by policemen...) but if you look at it for what it is, you'll love it. It's a really great movie. The direction is very particular and stylish, I loved the quirky point of view the director adopted to tell this painful love story. He's supported by a really impressive black&white cinematography and by an excellent actress: Claudia Soberon, seemingly to be at her feature film debut, delivers a remarkable performance that really support the whole movie. Strangely, the first in the credits is the supporting Dagoberto Gama, who is the cop who saves the girl. He also gives a good performance but Ms Soberon is just excellent. Sometimes slow-paced but still interesting, "Soba" is a fine and original drama filled with crude scenes (the scene when the cops rape the girl is quite disturbing even if the action is often off-screen) and funny parts (the "friends" of the girl's mother, their dialogs are quite funny). i'm glad I had the chance to see it. Really hope to catch it on DVD sometime soon. Look for it if you like the good cinema.

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