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Paprika (2006)
"Papurika" (original title)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Paprika / Chiba Atsuko (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Tokita Kohsaku (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Osanai Morio (voice)
Katsunosuke Hori ...
Tôru Emori ...
Inui Sei-jiroh (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
Guy (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ...
A doll (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ...
Himuro Kei (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ...
Tsumura Yasushi (voice)
Rikako Aikawa ...
Kakimoto Nobue (voice)
Shin'ichirô Ôta ...
Reporter (voice)
Satoshi Kon ...
Jin-nai (voice)
Yasutaka Tsutsui ...
Kuga (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Hajime Himuro / Kuga (voice)
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Storyline

Three scientists at the Foundation for Psychiatric Research fail to secure a device they've invented, the D.C. Mini, which allows people to record and watch their dreams. A thief uses the device to enter people's minds, when awake, and distract them with their own dreams and those of others. Chaos ensues. The trio - Chiba, Tokita, and Shima - assisted by a police inspector and by a sprite named Paprika must try to identify the thief as they ward off the thief's attacks on their own psyches. Dreams, reality, and the movies merge, while characters question the limits of science and the wisdom of Big Brother. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violent and sexual images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2006 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$45,429 (USA) (25 May 2007)

Gross:

$881,302 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Trivia

When Paprika interviews Kogawa in his filmmaker guise, his mannerisms and appearance resemble that of Akira Kurosawa. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paprika: Time for the greatest show on earth!
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Connections

References Tokyo Godfathers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A Drop Filled with Memories
Composed and Performed by Susumu Hirasawa
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User Reviews

 
My new love
12 June 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw Paprika on the Fantastic film Festival of Amsterdam and i was amazed. Being a movie buff since the age of 14 and running to 30. Once in a while i get blown away by a new production. Always been a fan of manga this production from anime master Satoshi Kon is his latest entry is the magic world of drawing. Taking all the space and freedom this genre offers you will be sucked in to a world of fantasy en wonders. Kinda like when you first saw Charlie and the chocolate factory as a kid. The characters are totally lovable en the drawings are of the most beautiful i have ever seen in theater. The story is complex so, if you want to know what all the fuzz is about read another review en check the film.

it's my new love: Paprika 9 a.o.10


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