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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Justina Rivas
Dagoberto Gama ...
Ivan
Antonio Algarra ...
Captain
Miguel Loaiza ...
Ramón
Hena Corzo ...
Marifé
Jorge Zárate ...
Cop I
Silverio Palacios ...
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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MXN 1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Principal Photography was completed in less than three weeks in February 1999. See more »

Quotes

Captain: You may relax now. Tell us what happened to you.
Justina: I was raped.
Nun: God!
Captain: You've been raped? Where? By whom?
Justina: By the one who brought me here.
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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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great film noir
17 April 2006 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

SOBA (Beaten) is a story of corruption and sexual violence that is at the same time an unconventional love story, set in Mexico City. Very dark in its subject matter, the story is told with broad strokes (more metaphorical and melodramatic than realistic) almost in the fashion of a graphic novel such as Frank Miller's Sin City, but much more discrete in its depiction of violence and not at all played for laughs or thrills. The story of innocence and corruption operates as a kind of metaphor for the interconnection between political, moral and sexual corruption on the one hand and poverty and economic depression on the other. Soba is a powerful re envisioning of the film noir genre - filmed in stunning black and white, with 15-year old Justine alternating between innocent victim and "femme fatale" and the sadistic but honest cop Ivan playing a role of ambiguous savior analogous to that of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle to Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver


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