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PLAN 75 [Japan], Thursday 16 November, 8pm

By August 10, 2023December 28th, 2023archive, Season 24 Autumn 2023

Online booking is appreciated and we cover the cost of your booking fee.  Click here to buy your ticket for Plan 75.

A thought-provoking Japanese drama imagines a world where a country with a low birth rate and dwindling work force takes drastic steps to alleviate the burden of its aging population.

Set in a not-too-distant future, Plan 75 imagines a Japan where citizens over the age of 75 are considered a threat to the country’s economy. A government programme is introduced to encourage and incentivise voluntary end of life. The film follows three characters whose lives are impacted by Plan 75 in very different ways.

A protégé of renowned Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, director Chie Hayakawa handles this sensitive material with a deft hand. Through Plan 75’s science-fiction-tinged conceit, she crafts a humanist story that explores the dangers of neglecting a society’s senior citizens and unveils the beauty and dignity of human life.

Plan 75 may seem like it’s about ageing, but more accurately it is about the importance of community – Screen International

Baisho gets across the creeping despair that morbidity and the loss of community can create — a sensation that lets “Plan 75” double as a consummate entry in pandemic-era cinema. – New York Times

This is an ultra-delicate whisper of a drama… And yet the anger that fringes such bittersweet moments gradually accumulates into a palpable and lingering rage at how good we’ve become at branding cruelty as compassion. – IndieWire

93% Rotten Tomatoes

  • PLAN 75
  • Japan, 2022 | Language: Japanese | 113 minutes | Cert: CLUB
  • Director: Chie Hayakawa
  • Cast: Stefanie Arianne, Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura
  • Foreign language films are subtitled.  Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • A short film may be shown before the feature.
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
  • Cork Cine Club is absorbing cost of online booking fees.
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