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  • Kate and John Coleman are rebuilding their troubled marriage. Kate had a drinking problem, but is in therapy and is doing well. She has been sober for one year. The couple decide to adopt a child. When they meet the nine-year-old Russian girl, Esther, at the St. Marina Orphanage, they immediately fall in love with the well-educated orphan. Their young son, Daniel, is hostile to his new sister; but their deaf daughter, little Max, is enchanted with her - at first. Eventually, Kate begins to feel that Esther is manipulative and possibly even psychologically disturbed. John refuses to listen to his wife's misgivings, and the wounds in their marriage reopen. Kate calls Sister Abigail at the orphanage, and the nun informs her that Esther has a troubled and mysterious history. Kate delves further into Esther's past and discovers she is not all she pretends to be.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Kate and John are grief-stricken at the loss of an unborn child. However, they rebuild their troubled marriage as Kate goes into therapy and recovers from her alcoholism. The couple adopt a nine year old Russian girl named Esther, and although they welcome her home their son is less welcoming. Eventually, Kate begins to suspect that Esther is not an angelic little girl after all, and harbors a sinister secret.

    - Written by Emphinix
  • A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.


The movie opens at a hospital. Kate Coleman ( ) and her husband, Jon ( ) walk in and Kate is clearly pregnant and clearly in labor...

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