The movie

Plan 75

Government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a Filipino laborer face choices of life and death.

Length: 112 min
Country: Filipijnen, Frankrijk, Japan, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Language spoken: Japans, Tagalog
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Isomura Hayato, Baisho Chieko, Yuumi Kawai, Stefanie Arianne
Director: Hayakawa Chie
Release date: 2023-05-25


Japan, in near future: Due to the extreme aging of the population in the country, the government is encouraging seniors to have euthanasia at 75, as outlined in the 'Plan 75' program. In accordance with the plan, the government offers a comfortable last chapter of life with personal guidance towards the end point and a $1,000 bonus thrown in for good measure. The elderly widow Michi (Baisho Chieko), Plan 75 salesman Hiromu (Isomura Hayato) and young mother Maria (Stefanie Arianne) are each confronted in their own way with this terrible choice between life and death… ‘Powerfully sobering and sinisterly benign… The scariest thing about Hayakawa’s film isn’t its familiar depiction of a society that privileges human output over human dignity, but rather its soft dystopian sketch of a society that’s able to soft-shoe around dehumanization and/or sell it as an act of grace.’—David Ehrlich, IndieWire