Fantasy leaks into reality, and an ominous, futuristic machine called the ”DC Mini” lets one psychiatric institution’s star researcher enter the dreams of her patients, where she takes the guise of the redheaded sprite who gives the intricate, adult anime Paprika its title: We’re in the territory of Japanese virtuoso Satoshi Kon (Tokyo Godfathers). Kon mixes visual beauty with disorienting perspectives for a cautionary tale about machine-influenced soullessness and the persistent Japanese popular love of the cute. A-
(Sony Pictures Classics)
Genre: Animation; Starring: Toru Furuya, Megumi Hayashibara; Director: Satoshi Kon; Author: Satoshi Kon, Seishi Minakami; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted May 30 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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