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Paprika

Paprika

Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Year: 2006
Duration: 90 min.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Scenario: Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon

Cast: Megumi Hayashibara, Toru Furuya, Koichci Yamadera, Katsunosuke Hori, Toru Emori, Akio Otsuka

Programme selection: Animatrix

Synopsis:

Thanks to the newly developed “psycho” device called “DC Mini”, it is possible to enter human dreams and explore hidden subconscious symbols, which can contribute in treating the mentally ill. However, before the government granted the use of this advanced device, one of the prototypes was stolen. The investigators are aware that in the wrong hands the potential of the device can be disastrous because, if used for the wrong purpose, the device can completely destroy individual’s personality traits. Theft of the secret experiment is the beginning of an adventure for our doctor Chiba Atsuko, who enters the dream world under exotic alter-ego Paprika, in order to uncover the who stands behind the inhumane conspiracy and who wants to undermine the power of the new invention.

Awards:

Public’s Choice Award, Monteral Festival of New Cinema, 2006, Critics’ Award, Fantasporto, 2007, Best Feature Length Theatrical Anime Award, Tokyo Anime Awards, 2007, Feature Film Award, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007, Chlotrudis Award, Chlotrudis Awards, 2008; nominacije: Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival, 2006, OFCS Award, Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2008.

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