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Plan 75 - Expat Cinema

In the near future, Japan is disrupted by an ageing population. The government has come up with a solution: Plan 75, or euthanasia. 78-year-old Michi is not ready. For now.
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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Plan 75

In 1973, Richard Fleischer made the dystopian science fiction film Soylent Green, which depicts an extremely overpopulated world with a shortage of everything. In that world, a euthanasia performed with great ceremony is not only a remedy for overpopulation, the truth turns out to be even more disturbing. Soylent Green is set in 2022, the same year in which Plan 75, shot in sombre shades of blue and grey, was made.

In the near future, Japan's economy is under severe pressure. The main cause: an ageing population. That is why the government has introduced Plan 75, under which people aged 75 and over can be euthanised in a 'pleasurable' way at state expense. 78-year-old Michi works as a domestic help in a hotel. She wants nothing to do with Plan 75, but everything changes when she loses her job. She does not manage to find a new job and as she also has no family, she is all alone. Plan 75 might offer a way out.