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Paprika

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Sony Pictures Classics

Paprika

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/25/07
performer:
Toru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara
director:
Satoshi Kon
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Satoshi Kon, Seishi Minakami
genre:
Animation

We gave it an A-

Fantasy leaks into reality, and an ominous, futuristic machine called the ”DC Mini” lets one psychiatric institution’s star researcher enter the dreams of her patients, where she takes the guise of the redheaded sprite who gives the intricate, adult anime Paprika its title: We’re in the territory of Japanese virtuoso Satoshi Kon (Tokyo Godfathers). Kon mixes visual beauty with disorienting perspectives for a cautionary tale about machine-influenced soullessness and the persistent Japanese popular love of the cute. A-