Brother's Keeper Ferit Karahan


Kdyby Radši Hořelo

Czech Republic
Production company: Bratři S.R.O.
World premiere: Berlinale 2022 – Panorama



Standa and Bronya are volunteer firefighters in a small village. While the clumsy Standa is looking forward to the birth of his son soon, his older friend Bronya is no longer enjoying life because his wife has recently died. Things begin to change when a van crashes into a crowd of people during the Easter Fair. Before anyone notices, the driver runs away from the car crash. People believe it is a terrorist attack and the festive mood is replaced by an atmosphere of fear, hatred and misinformation, into which the locals, including the frightened Standa, sink. Bronya, who is convinced of terrorism, is trying to do something to improve the situation. The sense of danger pumps new blood into his veins, and the fire brigade becomes a militia.


Director: Adam Koloman Rybanský
Writers: Adam Koloman Rybanský, Lukáš Csicsely
Editor: Alan Sýs

Producers: Eva Pavlíčková, Pavel Vácha

Cast: Michal Isteník, Miroslav Krobot, Anna Polívková

Length: 85 min

International sales: Pluto Film