Brother's Keeper

2021 [TURKISH]

Drama / Thriller

21
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100% · 22 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 100%
IMDb Rating 7.3/10 10 3299 3.3K

Director

Top cast

Ekin Koç as Teacher Selim
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
781.41 MB
1280*898
Turkish 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 4
1.57 GB
1540*1080
Turkish 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 6
776.43 MB
1280*898
Turkish 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 3
1.41 GB
1540*1080
Turkish 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 24 min
Seeds 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by drarzudogru 8 / 10

Watch this movie, right now!

First of all, I would like to say that the script is particularly good and very strong. The acting is also above standard and very good. As the movie progresses, we see this. Actually nobody is clean. Everyone has a negative impact on the development of the story. I was especially mesmerized by the successful acting of the child actor. The only flaw is that the visuals could have been better. The fact that it was a low-budget movie affected the money allocated to cinematography. Directing indoors is difficult. But the director successfully overcame this challenge. If you want to watch a different movie, this movie will be a perfect alternative for you.

Reviewed by eedinur 9 / 10

The Horrors of a Boarding School for Minority Children

The landscape is stark, the buildings are too, and so is what happens inside them. This is a Turkish boarding schools for several hundred Kurdish students of various ages, who are told by one teacher that there is no such thing as the Kurdish region. They speak Turkish, have to work, and are constantly harangued, harassed, and bullied by the adults who are responsible for them. Cruelty is part of the game, as is neglect.

Cruelty, neglect, harassment-all are infectious, and some of the students learn from their teachers how to torment their peers. Eleven-year olds Yusuf (Samet Yildiz) and Memo (Nurullah Alaca) are among the youngest and smallest and when Memo gets sick after one such experience, no one but Yusuf is concerned and it's left to the young boy to tend to his friend and insist, quietly, respectfully, carefully, consistently, that care must be given. He continues doing so even as feelings of loneliness and helplessness take over.

As the adults wake up to the need to do something about the by now unconscious Memo, a blizzard closes the roads, the heat has stopped working, secrets are revealed, accusations and insinuations abound, incompetence becomes obvious, and everyone tries to shift the blame to others. Eventually surprising things are revealed.

As Yusuf, Samet Yildiz is outstanding. Shy and quiet, yet alert and taking everything in, he embodies the lone child with one friend, who sees and hears and incorporates everything. Director and co-writer Ferit Karahan was a student in a boarding school like the one depicted here and, like Yusuf, he reveals subtle dynamics in addition to the crass ugliness. A lowly worker, almost off frame, takes his hat off despite the freezing temperatures when he is called to answer the headmaster's questions. A quick but shocking moment of a teacher walking in the hallway at night with a small student while all the others are in their beds. The headmaster sending Yusuf and another student to get tea for all the adults who congregate in the sick room but not for the students who've been keeping vigil over Memo. A sick room with a door that doesn't open and nothing usable other than aspirin .

This is an excellent film, adding to all too few others about the horrors of boarding schools for minority children in other parts of the world. Check out Rabbit-Proof Fence (Australia) Sami Blood (Sweden) and Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School.

Reviewed by 8bithummingbird 8 / 10

Far from home, close to a circle of nothingness

In a remote town lies a boarding school for the underprivileged children between the high hills of the mighty mountains. During the record-shattering winter, all of a sudden a kid is getting really sick and the hidden secrets are unravelling one by one.

Cold face of bureaucracy reminds itself in almost every chance of resolution. Coldness, loneliness and awkwardness of the coming of age, having noone to care for you, cold faces, cold waters to shower with, cold doors hits you right in the face...

Obsessed principals and teachers doing everything but their core job, to care for the children... It reminded me good old ''Ondskan'' and ''Les Choristes'' if you know what I mean. The taste is different in this one though.

If you wanna get lost in a snow storm-torn town and try to find a way out of a big crisis, here's you pick, don't miss it!

Read more IMDb reviews

2 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment