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Paprika

Japanese master animator Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers) delivers a surreal, sophisticated sci-fi mystery. In near-future Tokyo, a private mental health care institute has developed an electronic device capable of sending people into the dreaming minds of others. An icy psychiatrist uses the machine to probe the psychoses of her patients, sending her alter ego/avatar(the free-spirited Paprika) to do the dirty work. Trouble brews, however, when a prototype of the device goes missing, and someone starts invading the brains of the good doctor's colleagues, leaving them victims of a mind-melting apocalyptic dream. Think The Big Sleep crossed with Dreamscape. 90 minutes R.