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Paprika (2006)

  • Animation, Drama, Fantasy
  • 1h 30m
  • Japan

Price: $4.99 + taxes and fees

Satoshi Kon’s 2006 masterpiece is a mind-bending, awe-inspiring, and thought-provoking anime thriller. The film follows a team of psychiatrists who use a machine called the DC Mini to enter patients’ dreams. When the machine is stolen and dreams and reality begin to collide, young therapist Dr. Atsuo Chiba (a.k.a. Paprika) is the only one capable of averting catastrophe. Don’t sleep on this one: it’s a trip worth taking. –Emanuel Ntwiga, TIFF Next Wave Committee

Content advisory: mature themes


Satoshi Kon


Japanese, English