Paprika

A Movie Directed by Satoshi Kon

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     My favorite movie is Paprika. I don't watch a lot of movies because I have very little time, but when I do, I like to watch movies by Satoshi Kon. Satoshi Kon is Japanese animator, film director, screenwriter and manga artist from Kushiro, Hokkaidō. I discovered Satoshi Kon when I found out he co-directed my favorite TV animation, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. From the picture on the left and the name of my favorite TV animation, you can probably infer that I like watching odd animations. This is very true. In my opinion, watching very odd things is entertaining and appealing to me. Which is why I enjoy watching movies directed by Satoshi Kon.

Movies Directed By Satoshi Kon
Movie Year
Tokyo Godfathers 2003
Millennium Actress 2001
Perfect Blue 1997
Memories 1995
Dreaming Machine Unfinished

      My favorite movie directed by Satoshi Kon is Paprika because it is a mind blowing movie that you would have to see to understand. Paprika is about a girl named Paprika who is the subconscious of a psychologist who co-founded an invention that lets therapists help patients by entering their dreams. It begins with Paprika helping a police investigator interpret his dream of why he couldn't find his murderer. When one of the inventions go missing and dreams begin to merge, Paprika begins to investigate the abnormalities of the Dream World. These events begin tying into the officer's dreams as well and he gets sucked into the madness of the dream world. Soon after discovering the culprit, dream begins to merge with reality and Paprika, along with officer and friends are the only ones who could stop it.

     Throughout the movie, you will constantly question, "Are the characters currently in a dream?" because the movie doesn't make it clear as to where they are until long after. The movie is mind bending but it is worth a watch.

Following links are some analysis and thoughts on the movie Paprika.
Paprika v. Inception
Paprika contains "dream sequences"



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