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Plan 75 (15)

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In near-future Japan, a new law allows anyone over 75 the right to assisted suicide. This thought-provoking drama centres around civic responsibility and the world’s forgotten elders. 

Chie Hayakawa directs a heart-rending portrait of the forgotten elderly in this thought-experiment, verging-on-dystopian film about assisted suicide and social responsibility. 

Japan in the not-too-distant future, like so many neighbouring countries, is saddled with an economic deficit, the result of an oversized population claiming pensions, which outweighs the tax contributions of a working society dwindling in size. To counteract this, the government offers all over 75 year olds free assisted suicide. 

A quietly powerful film that poses, and answers, many poignant questions about society, ageing and humanity. 


Tagged with: Cinema New releases

Japan 2022 dir Chie Hayakawa 113 min

Trigger Warning: Suicide

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