Paprika

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It is the year 2004. A new way of psychotherapy called PT is invented.

Venezia 63 in concorso

Satoshi Kon

Paprika
Paprika
Paprika

Sceneggiatura Script
Minakimi Seishi
Kon Satoshi
Dal romanzo From the novel
Paprika di/by Tsutsui Yasutaga
Fotografia Photography
Kato Michiya
Suono Sound
Mima Masafumi
Montaggio Editing
Seyama Takeshi
Musica Music
Hirasawa Susumu
Voci Voices
Hayashibara Megumi
Emori Toru
Hori Katsunosuke
Furuya Toru
Produttore Producer
Maruta Jungo
Takiyama Masao
Produzione Production
Madhouse Inc.
Coproduzione Co-production
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Distribuzione internazionale World Sales
Sony Pictures Releasing International
Distribuzione italiana Italian Distribution
Sony Pictures Releasing International

Giappone Japan
2006
35 mm, Colore Colour
Durata Length
90’
Lingua Language
Giapponese Japanese

Synopsis
It is the year 2004. A new way of psychotherapy called PT is invented. It’s method is to send a “dream detective” to people’s dream and trespass their unconsciousness. Right before the Diet to pass the bill authorizing the usage of such method, the device has been stolen and the researcher are going crazy one by one. The misuse of the devise is dangerous that can allow to destroy people’s personality while they are asleep. Now Atsuko Chiba, goes into the dream world under the code name “Paprika” to find the truth and get the devise back.

Director’s notes
I realized that the Venice Film Festival has a strong relation to Japanese film since Kurosawa, Kenji Mizobe and Masaki Kobayashi. I am surprised and is a great honour to have the chance to present my work at the festival, which is very competitive and historical.
Paprika is a story based on a theme “Dream”. This enormous and profound theme was a challenge to us, and we expanded out imagination to work on how we can create the visual world. Those present at Venice festival are the first to see how the film has turned out.
But I can say that Paprika is my dream itself.

Biography
Born in Hokkaido, Japan on October 12, 1963. During his days at Musashino Art University, he has issued his work in the comic magazine “Young Magazine”.  Subsequently he has joined creation of animation film as art director in Rojin Z (Rojin Z, 1991). He created the original plan for Warudo apaatoment hora (World Apartment Horror, 1991) which later became his second published work, follow up to Kaikisen (Regression Line). He mainly was in charge of Art and Layout in anime production Hashire Melos!(Run, Melos!, 1991), Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2 (Patlabor 2, 1993) and Memorîzu(Memories, 1995). Kon directed his first feature animation Perfect Blue (Perfect Blue) in 1998. His work includes Sennen joyu (Millennium Actress, 2002) and the stunner Tokyo Godfathers (Tokyo Godfathers, 2003). These films have been invited to several international film festivals and have won many credits. In 2004, he produced and directed Mousou dairinin (Paranoia Agent).

Filmography
1998 Perfect Blue (Perfect Blue); 2001 Sennen joyuMillennium Actress (Millennium Actress); 2003 Tokyo Godfathers (Tokyo Godfathers); 2004 Mousou dairininParanoia Agent serie TV.