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When she tries to escape, someone is helping her, but finally if I remember correctly she is caught. I think she was in some kind of prison city or she was a slave to the system, and that spinal disc is what keeps her tied to this place.

I saw it on Tv, 30 years ago; it was animated and I thought it was in Spanish.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Where did you see this? Was it live-action or animated? What language was it in? – DavidW Mar 3 at 14:42
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This could be an episode of the animated series "Aeon Flux", in particular episode S03E03 "Thanatophobia".

The synopsis from Wikipedia says:

[...] two Breen lovers, Onan and Sybil, seek to escape from Bregna into Monica through a gap in the frontier. The escape is almost a success, but one of the turrets shoots Sybil in the back, destroying one of her vertebrae. Now she can only stand up straight when a special ampoule is inserted, though when she takes it out she has otherwise impossible flexibility, making crossing successfully a stronger possibility.

At the end, as you remembered, the escape plan fails.

The series style and themes are peculiar, and they could be described as cyberpunk; it aired on MTV in the Nineties, which matches too.

The only element that doesn't match is that it's a series, not a movie.

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    Here is a low quality youtube video of the episode to check if that's what you were looking for. A word of caution: the series could be considered NSFW. – lfurini Mar 3 at 19:06
  • I also immediately thought of that episode. – Klaus Æ. Mogensen Mar 4 at 8:35
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    Yes, you were right! Thanks a lot! I was maybe 6 years old when I saw it, more than 30 years ago! I have just watched it in youtube, so many years twisting on my head and I solved it just asking in the right place. Thanks again Ifurini, you are great! – Alberto Diego Seemayer Mar 4 at 19:51

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