We watched Satoshi Kon’s 2006 mindbending anime film Paprika. A group of scientists have invented a device that allows them to travel inside of dreams and affect how they play out. They intend to use this for therapy but a former colleague is using the device as a weapon, bombarding people with intense fantastical imagery that overloads the dreamer and drives them out of their mind. Dr. Chiba investigates in the waking world while her free-spirited alter ego Paprika tries to fight back from the dream world, and it becomes a race to stop the unstable dreamscape from corrupting the waking lives of the whole city.
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