Plan 75

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

In Japan, government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanized to remedy a super-aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a young Filipino laborer face choices of life and death. A quietly subversive yet chilling look at a callous future society, unveiling the beauty and dignity of human life behind the benevolent facade.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Chie Hayakawa
Script: Chie Hayakawa, Jason Gray
Cinematography: Hideho Urata
Editing: Anne Klotz
Sound: Masaru Usui, Philippe Grivel, Matthieu Deniau
Music: Remi Boubal
Actors: Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Stefanie Arianne, Yuumi Kawai, Taka Takao
Production: Loaded Films, Urban Factory, Happinet-Phantom Studios, Dongyu Club, WOWOW, Fusee
Producers: Eiko Mizuno-Gray, Jason Gray, Frédéric Corvez, Maéva Savinien
Co-producers: Alemberg Ang
Costumes: Kanako Okamoto
Production Design: Setsuko Shiokawa
Make Up: Michiyo Miyauchi
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Japan, France, Philippines, Qatar
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 112΄
Contact: Urban Sales

Chie Hayakawa

Born in Tokyo. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her short film Niagara was selected at Cinéfondation – Cannes Film Festival 2014, and won the FIPRESCI Award at Vladivostok International Film Festival, and two Grand Prizes at the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul and PIA Film Festival. Her short film version of Plan 75 was the acclaimed opening segment of the feature anthology Ten Years Japan, executive produced by internationally acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Ten Years Japan screened as a world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2018, followed by successful theatrical releases and an international festival tour. Plan 75 marks Hayakawa’s feature film directing debut.


2014 Niagara (short)
2015 Bird (short)
2016 May in the Winter (short)
2018 Plan 75 (short)
2022 Plan 75