Rent Paprika (2006)

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1h 27min
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Synopsis:
Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination - where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device - before it falls into the hands of a "dream terrorist" in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ôtsuka, Hideyuki Tanaka, Satomi Kôrogi, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Mitsuo Iwata, Rikako Aikawa, Shin'ichirô Ôta, Satoshi Kon, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Brian Beacock, Doug Erholtz, Michael Forest, David Lodge, Yuri Lowenthal, Cindy Robinson
Writers:
Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami
Aka:
Papurika
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Anime & Animation
Countries:
Japan, Anime & Animation
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/09/2007
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Japanese
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmmaker commentary
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/01/2008
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese LPCM Stereo, Polish Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Tsutsui And Kon's Paprika - Featurette
  • A Conversation About The "Dream" Featurette
  • The Art Of Fantasy - Interview
  • The Dream CG World - Interview
  • Storyboard Comparisons

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Reviews (1) of Paprika

A fun, psychedelic anime hit - Paprika review by BW

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29/08/2018

A decent anime feature. What is dream and what is reality? A team of Japanese engineers prototype a therapeutic tool for getting into people's dreams. Then the machine gets stolen and a lot of chaos begins to unfold. There are some exhilarating scenes here with some marked references to Japanese movie history and classic film technique.

I really enjoyed it. The film is a whirlwind of colour and spectacle. The plot is convoluted and challenging. I was lost but really it's kind of 'whose dream are we in now?' all the way through. Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' is a later, better known film which has the same premise or plot. Paprika is our guide through these strange dreams and she is a bright and flirtatious anime girl, a bit of a Peter Pan figure. There's a reference to 'Tinkerbell', actually, while at another point she takes on the costume of 'Monkey' (as in the Ming dynasty novel and 70s TV series), which is cool.

Paprika is a lot of fun. You're more likely to get lost (and potentially even bored) by the plot than have your view of reality profoundly transformed, I suppose, but that could be said of many films. If you enjoy animated features Paprika should be a joy.

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