Original name: (Piremard’ha Nemimirand/ پیرمردها نمی میرند)

Black-Comedy/Drama, 85 min, 2019, Iran

Writer & ِDirector:Reza Jamali 

Cast: Nader Mahdilou, Hamdollah Salimi, Salman Abbasi, Neda Haghshenas, Velayat Khoobdel, Sefat Ahari


One-hundred-year-old Aslan, the head of a death squad in his youth, is living with his other single old fellows in a remote village in the northern-west of Iran. Since he came to the village 45 years ago, no man has ever died in the village! Now, most of the population are old and disabled men. All done with their lives; they believe the only way to bring death back to the village is to commit suicide! But it is not as easy as they think, specially that the government has put officers in charge of keeping an eye on them so they don’t kill themselves.

Director’s Profile:

Born in 1978 in Ardabil, Reza Jamali is a graduate of filmmaking. He has made many short films which took part in national and international film festivals and won many awards. OLD MEN NEVER DIE is his debut feature film.

Festivals & Awards

  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2019  (Asian Future Competition Section)
  • International Film Festival of India 2019, Goa  (World Panorama Section)