Apollo Cinema Sat, Mar 30 9:15 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2006
Science Fiction
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Satoshi Kon
Cast:Megumi Hayashibara
Tohru Emori
Katsunosuke Hori
Toru Furuya
Akio Otsuka


Highly influential, Satoshi Kon's ("Perfect Blue") boundary pushing psychological thriller masterwork "Paprika" was his final feature film before his passing in 2010.

Dr. Atsuko Chiba, a scientist who moonlights as the enigmatic "Paprika," a dream detective. Atsuko and her team develop the DC Mini, a device meant to aid psychiatric patients by delving into their dreams, but when it falls into the wrong hands, it threatens to wreak havoc on people's minds. When a prototype of the DC Mini is stolen, Atsuko, in her Paprika persona, embarks on a mission to recover it before it can cause irreversible damage. The film explores a battle between a dream terrorist who manipulates shared dreams to induce nightmares and a research psychologist who transforms into Paprika to investigate these mysterious occurrences.

"Paprika" premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and received critical acclaim upon its release in Japan in 2006.