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90 minutes | 2006 | Japan | Narrative | 🔊 Japanese | English Sub. | Age Rating


29 year old Dr. Atsuko Chiba is an attractive but modest Japanese research psychotherapist whose work is on the cutting edge of her field. Her alter-ego is a stunning and fearless 18 year old “dream detective”, code named PAPRIKA, who can enter into people’s dreams and synchronize with their unconscious to help uncover the source of their anxiety or neurosis.


SAT, 2 DEC 2023 | XXI STUDIO 1 | 14:20

Director's Biography

Biografi Sutradara

Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon

Born in Hokkaido in 1963, he graduated from Musashino Art University, College of Art and Design, Department of Visual Communication. He authored the manga “Tropic of the Sea” in 1990 and “World Apartment Horror” in 1991, both published by Kodansha. He transitioned to the animation world and made his feature film debut as a director with “Perfect Blue”. He continued on with acclaimed original films “Millennium Actress” in 2002, “Tokyo Godfathers” in 2003 and the TV series “Paranoia Agent” in 2004. He also released “Paprika” based on a novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui in 2006. His short animation “Ohayo” was aired on NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 2007. He passed away from pancreas cancer at the age of 46 on August 24, 2010.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company Madhouse

Producer Jungo Maruta,Masao Takiyama

Main Cast Megumi Hayashibara, Tōru Furuya, Katsunosuke Hori

Screenplay Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon

Cinematographer Michiya Katou

Editor Takeshi Seyama

Notable Achievement

Public’s Choice Award | Montréal Festival of New Cinema, 2006

Venice International Film Festival, 2006

Feature Film Award for Best Animation | Newport Beach Film Festival, 2007

Critics Choice Award | Fantasporto 2007



Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Sennen Joyuu (2002)

Perfect Blue (1998)