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Orphan was a 2009 psychological thriller directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard. The film centered on a couple who after the death of their unborn child adopted a mysterious nine-year old girl. Orphan was produced by Joel Silver and Susan Downey of Dark Castle Entertainment and Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way Productions.[2] The film was released theatrically in the United States on July 24, 2009.[3] The film received mixed critical reviews although Fuhrman's performance as Esther was acclaimed.

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Kate Coleman (Vera Farmiga) and her husband, John (Peter Sarsgaard) are experiencing strains in their marriage after their third child was stillborn. The loss was particularly hard on Kate who was also recovering from alcoholism. The couple decided to adopt a nine-year-old Russian girl, Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) from the local orphanage. While Kate and John's deaf daughter, Max (Aryana Engineer) embraced Esther almost immediately, their son, Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) was less welcoming.

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