Brother's Keeper Ferit Karahan


Production company: KAWANKAWAN MEDIA

World premiere: Venice FF 2022 – Orizonti



With his father in prison and his brother abroad for work, young Rakib works as the lone housekeeper in an empty mansion belonging to Purna, a retired general whose family Rakib’s clan have served for centuries in a rural Indonesian town.

After Purna returns home to start his mayoral election campaign, Rakib bonds with the older man, who becomes a close mentor and father figure, and finds his calling as Purna’s assistant in work and life. When Purna’s election poster is found vandalised one day, Rakib doesn’t hesitate to track down the culprit, kicking off an escalating chain of violence…


Director: Makbul Mubarak
Writer: Makbul Mubarak
Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad

Producers: Yulia Bhara

Co-Producers: Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais, Jeremy Chua, Malgorzata Staroń, Armi Rae Cacanindin, Nicole Gerhards, Amerta Kusuma, Robin Moran, Pinkan Veronique, Arya Sweta, Ganesya

Cast:Kevin Ardilova, Arswendy Bening Swara, Yusuf Mahardika, Lukman Sardi, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, Rukman Rosadi, Haru Sandra

International sales: Alpha Violet