Plan 75

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Cannes 2022: “Plan 75” – A Government Plan to Encourage Euthanasia for Seniors

What happens when a government plan encourages euthanasia among people 75 years or older? One of the most moving films featured in the Un Certain Regard section of the 75th Cannes Film Festival is Chie Hayakawa’s debut feature, Plan 75. The drama imagines a scenario where Japan deals with the increasing older population by introducing a program called Plan 75 that offers senior citizens age 75 and up or pensioners into signing up for euthanasia free of charge, with the “perk” of getting a “preparatory grant” of $1,000 which they can spend any way they want.