A dazzling visual experience wrapped around a densely layered story, Satoshi Kon's Paprika is a taut psychological thriller.
Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, and under the alias 'Paprika', is also a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is designed to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people's minds. When a prototype is stolen, Dr Atsuko (Paprika) takes swift action to track it down it before significant damage is done.
Based on the 1993 novel of the same name, written by one of the director's favourite authors, Yasutaka Tsutsui this was Kon's fourth and final film before his death in 2010.