In the future, a new psychotherapeutic treatment called PT was invented. Thanks to a machine, the DC Mini, it is possible to enter the dreams of patients, and to record them in order to probe the depths of thought and unconsciousness.
While the process is still in its testing phase, one of the prototypes of the DC Mini is stolen, creating a panic among the scientists who have developed this small revolution. In the wrong hands, such an invention could indeed have devastating results.
Dr. Atsuko Chiba, colleague of the inventor of the DC Mini, Dr. Tokita, decides, under the guise of his raving alter-ego Paprika, to venture into the world of dreams to discover who took over the DC Mini and for what reason. She discovers that Dr. Tokita’s assistant, Himuro, has disappeared...

Venice film festival 2006 – Official selection –

Released on December 6, 2006

Technical Sheet

  • Director

    Satoshi Kon
  • Productor

    Paprika film partners, Mad house, Sony pictures entertainment (Japan) INC.
  • Cast

    Megumi Hayashibara, Tōru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori ,Tōru Furuya, Kôichi Yamadera, Akio Ōtsuka, Hideyuki Tanaka
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