Dystopian Sci-Fi: Ten Years Japan

Dystopian Sci-Fi: Ten Years Japan

Continuing the 'Ten Years' series if Ten Years Japan - a socially charged look at what a futuristic Japan would look like in the ten years time.

5 directors with 5 films:
Chie Hayakawa’s “PLAN 75” suggests a modern-day “The Ballad of Narayama,” in its depiction of people 75 and over being guided by the government toward euthanasia.

Yusuke Kinoshita’s “Mischievous Alliance” introduces children in a special school district, whose moral education is monitored closely by an artificial intelligence.

Megumi Tsuno’s “DATA” is the tale of a young woman living with her father who begins to explore her “inheritance”: her late mother’s personal data in digital form.

Akiyo Fujimura’s “The Air We Can’t See” delves into the relationship between a girl and her mother, who have been forced to live underground due to atmospheric pollution.

Finally, Kei Ishikawa’s “For Our Beautiful Country” paints a picture of a Japan in which a military draft system has been reintroduced.

Plan 75
Director: Chie Hayakawa
Cast Satoru Kawaguchi, Kinuwo Yamada

Mischevious Alliances
Director: Yusuke Kinoshita
Cast: Jun Kunimura

Director: Megumi Tsuno
Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Tetsushi Tanaka

The Air We Can't See
Director: Akiyo Fujimura
Cast: Chizuru Ikewaki, Shima Tabata

For Our Beautiful Country
Director: Kei Ishikawa
Cast: Taiga Nakano, Hana Kino

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Dystopian Sci-Fi: Ten Years Japan