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Paprika (Papurika)

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Starring (View all)
Megumi Hayashibara Megumi Hayashibara
Paprika / Chiba Atsuko
Tôru Furuya Tôru Furuya
Tokita Kohsaku
Kôichi Yamadera Kôichi Yamadera
Osanai Morio
Toru Emori Toru Emori
Inui Sei-jiroh
Akio Ôtsuka Akio Ôtsuka
Detective Kogawa Toshimi
Akio Ohtsuka Akio Ohtsuka
Detective Kogawa Toshimi
Hideyuki Tanaka Hideyuki Tanaka
Guy (voice)
Satomi Koorogi Satomi Koorogi
Japanese Doll


Written by
Satoshi Kon Satoshi Kon
(screenplay)


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Paprika, is the inside of my head this messed up?

10 years, 2 months ago at Sep 28 18:06
2 votes
"That's right, keep running. There are no boundaries to dreams. The spirit will be freed from the constraints of the body... and gain limitless freedom. Including me! I will also be free!"

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Megumi Hayashibara: Papr... read more

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15 years, 5 months ago at Jun 17 17:42
1 vote
Fantastic movie with amazing music and incredible visuals. The story is interesting enough and the characters are pretty well flushed out... until the end. The end is a huge letdown.

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8 years, 1 month ago at Oct 22 4:07
1 vote
I've been curious about this film ever since I overheard my peers dub Inception as a clone of it. While Inception's big lie (the PASIV device) might have been inspired by Paprika (which shares a similar, if not identical, lie), these films are hugely different in their content and meaning. To dismiss either as a duplicate of the other is unjustified and frankly, calls into question the viewer that... read more
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When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Release date: 22 June 2007
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“The dream sequences are its saving grace, but this is by no means the masterpiece that I was expecting on the basis of its sterling reputation. It has glaring faults, namely undeveloped characterisation and a forceless narrative structure, both of which prevent the viewer from investing in beyond the superficial aspects. "Paprika" definitely succeeds from a visual viewpoint, but its construal elements fall flat. Perhaps the inclination to slickly actualise the complexity of dreamscapes without sacrificing logic was lost on its director, who opted to simplify the plot, thereby greatly reducing its potential to soar. Rather than applying surrealism to the sequence of events on screen and allowing the delineate components to be absorbed subliminally, the overt elucidation and predictable expo” read more

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"Satoshi Kon trains his thematic sights on collective societal madness in Paprika, an anime dream noir (based on a popular novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui) that plays as a 99-proof distillation of his brilliant TV series Paranoia Agent. Kon trusts brazenly in dream logic to support his inquiry into the increasingly blurred lines separating man and machine. His hyper-realistic drawing style lends itself well to the film’s edgeless wonderland, especially in a bravura pre-credits sequence where Paprika,"


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