Director: Satoshi Kon Run Time: 90 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2006
Starring: Katsunosuke Hori, Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori
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The final film of visionary director Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress), Paprika takes place in a near future where a device allows therapists to explore the dreamscapes of their patients. The head of the scientific team behind this new treatment, Atusko Chiba, creates an alter-ego named Paprika to help patients navigate their subconscious. When a thief steals the device and begins entering the minds of the public, the worlds of dreams and reality merge into a single psychedelic carnival.