This dark, comic fable takes place in a rugged mountain village where, for 45 years, no one has died — but not for lack of trying. Crotchety old men, some more than a century old, spend their days smoking, bickering, soaking in the bathhouse and trying to figure out how to commit suicide without being stopped by the detachment of exasperated soldiers in charge of keeping them alive. Director Reza Jamali's feature-length debut takes full advantage of the film's picturesque setting and cast of charmingly grumpy old coots. DIR/SCR/PROD Reza Jamali; PROD Salman Abbasi. Iran, 2019, color, 85 min. In Persian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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85 Minutes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020