Transact SQL Query - how to force the join order ?

Hello,
I'm using a query for years but this time it makes me getting creasy ...

UPDATE TABLE_1 set TABLE_1.CHANGEMENT = 1 ,
    TABLE_1.VALEUR_POINTS = TABLE_2.VALEUR_POINTS,
    TABLE_1.DESIGNATION_PRODUIT = TABLE_2.DESIGNATION_PRODUIT
     FROM TABLE_2 JOIN TABLE_1 ON TABLE_1.REF_EDITEUR = TABLE_2.REF_EDITEUR  AND  TABLE_1.REF_PRODUIT = TABLE_2.REF_PRODUIT  AND ACTUEL = 1
     WHERE
     TABLE_2.REF_EDITEUR = 'ZIM'
     AND TABLE_1.GAMME = TABLE_2.GAMME
     AND TABLE_1.PROGRAM_TYPE = TABLE_2.PROGRAM_TYPE
     AND( TABLE_1.VALEUR_POINTS <> TABLE_2.VALEUR_POINTS
     OR TABLE_1.DESIGNATION_PRODUIT <> TABLE_2.DESIGNATION_PRODUIT )

this query should returned 0 because there is no entry to join.
TABLE_2 is a very little table (less than 300 entries)

if I run the query like this, it is running for a long, long , long time and have to stop it.
if I remove this line :  AND TABLE_1.PROGRAM_TYPE = TABLE_2.PROGRAM_TYPE
it is running in 0 secs.

attached the estimated plan.

I added the option FORCE ORDER but it didn't help....

thanks to help me, very urgent and important ....
plan.xml
bruno_boccaraAsked:
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Scott PletcherConnect With a Mentor Senior DBACommented:
Would like to see full table and index definitions.

But, based on the query plan, the Produits PROGRAM_TYPE is having to go thru an implicit conversion to be compared to ~tmp_Produits.  Implicit conversions can have a very bad effect on performance (likely tmp_ is nvarchar, nontmp is varchar).  If you're going to join on a column, it's best to make sure they have exactly the same data types.
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bruno_boccaraAuthor Commented:
unbelieveable ....

IN TABLE_2 it was nvarchar(50) , in TABLE_1 it was varchar(50)

I changed table_2 to the same and it is working in 17ms ....


MANY THANKS !! I LEARNED A LOT IN WITH YOUR ANSWER !!!
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bruno_boccaraAuthor Commented:
wonderful
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