Paprika (2006) Japan
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Director:Satoshi Kon
Studio:Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2008-12-17
Purchased On:2008-12-17
Genre:Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sound:PCM 5.1
Subtitles:English, Finnish
Summary: Based on a novel by the noted Japanese science fiction writer Yasutaka Tsutui, the brilliant and unsettling feature "Paprika" continues director Satoshi Kon's exploration of the disturbingly permeable boundaries between dreams and reality. Techno-geek Kosaku Tokita invented the DC Mini to allow therapists to enter a patient's dreams and explore his unconscious, but an evil cabal uses the Mini to create a mass nightmare that causes multiple suicides. Psychotherapist Atsuko Chiba uses her alter-identity, "dream detective" Paprika, to intervene. Entering the nightmare, she witness a bizarre parade of appliances, toys, and kitsch objects: all of her intelligence and imagination are needed to escape this nightmare and its perpetrators. As he did in "Millennium Actress" and "Paranoia Agent", Kon effortlessly carries the audience between reality and fantasy, confirming his reputation as one of the most talented and interesting directors working in animation today. (Contains violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, alcohol and tobacco use) "--Charles Solomon,"