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“Fantastic Anime about the Fusion of reality and Dream worlds. Fantastic Feast for the eyes.”
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Based on a novel by the noted Japanese science fiction writer Yasutaka Tsutui, the brilliant and unsettling featurePaprikacontinues 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 inMillennium ActressandParanoia 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. (Rated R: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, alcohol and tobacco use)--Charles Solomon
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Director: Satoshi Kon
Genre: Animation
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2007
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
Lunch Average Rating: +4.7 (7 ratings)
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