Paprika ★★★½

An experimental device created to enter the minds and dreams of patients undergoing psychotherapeutic treatment serves as an excuse for director Satoshi Kon to create this exciting science fiction film where the boundaries between reality and fiction becomes slowly fade away. Dr. Atsuko Chiba, who uses the alter-ego Paprika as she enters the oniric universe, will team up with her colleagues and detective Konakawa to try to stop a mysterious enemy who has stolen one of the gadgets to terrorize the population. Paprika is a fascinating film that reflects on the responsibility and ethics involved in technological development, as well as the increasingly invasive presence that technology has in human life. Kon also talks about cinema as a mean to materialize the most ambitious and creative ideas of our imagination, as a vehicle to capture complex and ambiguous worlds that enrich both our mind and soul.

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