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“Orphan” is a 2009 psychological horror film directed by and written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, and Isabelle Fuhrman in the lead roles.

The story of “Orphan” follows the Coleman family, who adopt a 9-year-old Russian girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) after losing their third child in a miscarriage. However, as Esther's behavior becomes increasingly sinister and dangerous, the family begins to suspect that she may not be the innocent child they thought she was.

“Orphan” received mixed reviews from critics, with many praising the performances of Farmiga and Fuhrman but criticizing the film's reliance on horror movie cliches. Despite this, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $78 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million.

In terms of awards, Isabelle Fuhrman received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Esther and was nominated for several awards for Best Supporting Actress, including the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and the Young Artist Awards.

Overall, “Orphan” has become a cult classic among horror movie fans, with its shocking twist ending and unsettling portrayal of a seemingly innocent child.

Directed by
Produced by Joel Silver Susan Downey Leonardo DiCaprio Jennifer Davisson Killoran
Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson
Story by Alex Mace
Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett,
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Jeff Cutter
Edited by Timothy Alverson
Dark Castle Entertainment Appian Way Productions Studio Babelberg Motion Pictures StudioCanal
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures (North America and France) Kinowelt Filmverleih (Germany)
Release date July 21, 2009 (Westwood) July 24, 2009 (North America) October 22, 2009 (Germany) December 30, 2009 (France)
Running time 123 minutes
Countries United States Canada Germany France
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $78.8 million

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