From the director of PERFECT BLUE and TOKYO GODFATHERS, PAPRIKA is Satoshi Kon's latest meditation on the conflict between technology and humanity.
Set in Tokyo, the DC-MINI is a gadget developed for psychotherapy that allows one to view a patient's dreams. A team of doctors has now developed a way for the user to enter into and control the dreams of others. However, this revolutionary device has been stolen enabling the dream world to spill into the waking world thereby causing all kinds of trouble in the city. Can our heroine, Paprika, stop the 'psycho terrorists' before it's too late?
PAPRIKA is a thrilling tour-de-force of visual
invention, using animation as an open-form that
is not bound by any laws of photographic
Director Satoshi Kon beautifully portrays the non-logical realities of dreams without losing a sense of the narrative. He takes objects that seem friendly and comforting and turns them into nightmares – oh yes, the subconscious is scary!
Paprika plays like a head-on collision between Hello Kitty and Philip K. Dick.
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