... a jaw-dropping feat of imagination.
-Elizabeth Weitzman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The über-dream is both gorgeously animated, in [a] shimmering, hyperreal style, and sickeningly scary.
-Dana Stevens, SLATE
Fiercely provocative, Paprika shames [the] use of animation as a kiddie pacifier.
-Peter Traver, ROLLING STONE
As a showcase of the limitless power of the imagination, Paprika never fails to delight the eye and engage the mind.""""
-Peter Howell, Toronto Star


Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a kick-ass dream warrior named PAPRIKA by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure, it will take the skills of both women to save the world... In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called PT has been invented. Through a device called the DC Mini it is able to act as a dream detective to enter into people’s dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the devise could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer’s personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name PAPRIKA, in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, June 15, 2007
Original Languages: Japanese
Genre: World Cinema
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2006


Kôichi Yamadera
Megumi Hayashibara
Tôru Furuya
Satoshi Kon