The Orphan: The Origin takes up the alternatives in Esther’s life one year before the events that occurred in the original film with some surprises.
The Orphan: The Origin is a horror film with disturbing characteristics that follows the alternatives in the life of Esther a time before the story that we already know. In this case, we see how the character escapes from a psychiatric institution in Latvia where she was considered the most dangerous patient. So Leena, such is her real name, looks for a girl to impersonate so that her freedom is definitive.
There is Esther, who disappeared a few years ago and her family has already given up hope of finding her. Leena is the living portrait of this girl and organizes an emotional return to the side of the couple made up of Allen Albright and Tricia Albright who also have their son, the arrogant and less empathetic Gunnar. All of them will be surprised by this return, but the most impacted without a doubt is the father.
The film perfectly shows how the mind of a psychopath works and the ways in which Esther uses her qualities to manipulate her new family and achieve everything she wants. Let’s remember that she is actually 30 years old and due to a hormonal disorder she seems to be a young woman entering adolescence. The work of Isabelle Fuhrmann in the role that established her in the past she continues to be fantastic.
a haunting movie
The truth is that Esther must have a focus of conflict in addition to her adaptation to this new family and the different tricks that she uses to control the members of this group of people. Her relationship with each of them will be different and even thanks to some surprises we can empathize with this woman who thinks she knows exactly where she is standing but despite her intelligence she will be surprised.
Something that is very disturbing in the film is Esther’s relationship with her “dad”Allen, because Leena, the true personality of this psychopath, maintains a romantic interest in this artist who recovered her joy due to the presence of her daughter and that motivation that we mentioned becomes evident on more than one occasion, making audiences uncomfortable because of the relationship apparent uniting the “innocent” characters on the side of this good man.
The Orphan: The Origin finds its inspiration in a real life event starring Barbora Skrlova that in 2007 he experienced an unprecedented situation in the Czech Republic. She also had a hormonal disorder that made her look like a girl and convinced two women to mistreat and abuse the children of one of them, all of whom were subsequently arrested for this cruel crime that cost the life of a child. Today Skrlová is free and her whereabouts are unknown.
The horror film sequel stars Julia Stiles as Tricia Albright, Rossif Sutherland as Allen Albright, Matthew Finlan as Gunnar Albright, Hiro Kanagawa as Detective Donnan and Samantha Walkes as Dr. Segar. The film is directed by William Brent Bell with books by David Coggeshall, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Alex Mace.