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Cindy Robinson Cindy Robinson
Dr. Atsuko Chiba / Paprika
Yuri Lowenthal Yuri Lowenthal
Dr. Kosaku Tokita
David Lodge David Lodge
Dr. Torataro Shima
Anri Katsu Anri Katsu
Researcher
Satoshi Kon Satoshi Kon
Jin-nai
Michael Forest Michael Forest
Dr. Seijiro Inui
Doug Erholtz Doug Erholtz
Dr. Morio Osanai
Mitsuo Iwata Mitsuo Iwata
Tsumura Yasushi


Written by
Satoshi Kon Satoshi Kon
(screenplay)


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

8 years, 1 month ago at Sep 28 18:06
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"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.

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13 years, 4 months ago at Jun 17 17:42
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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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6 years ago at Oct 22 4:07
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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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A machine allows therapists to enter patients' dreams. When it's stolen, all hell breaks loose, and only a woman therapist (nicknamed "Paprika") seems able to stop it.
Release date: 25 November 2006
Tags: Anime (23), Animation (16), Japan (13), Sci-fi (9), 2000s (9), Fantasy (8), Dreams (8), Japanese (7), 2006 (6), Surrealism (5), Thriller (5), Guilt (4), Suicide (4), Parade (4), Dream Sequence (3), Based On Novel (3), Nightmare Becomes Reality (3), Trapeze (3), Poster (3), Flashback (3)
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