The Nurse is a Danish series directed by Kasper Barfoed starring Fanny Louise Bernth and Josephine Park.
As it begins, it warns us: “based on real events” and it seems that what happened in The Good Nurse (with Jessica Chastain) is not the exclusive patrimony of Americans, and now we get this Danish version of a very similar story, but with very different protagonists and setting.
About the Series
Four chapters very well executed, following the (television) rhythm properly and rigorously fulfilling the parameters that a movie “based on real events” requires. Do not expect eccentricity in the narrative or characters that are out of the ordinary, there is no story that surprises us by its originality or comes, ultimately, to tell us anything new.
Very different from The Good Nurse (which we didn’t like too much either, let’s not kid ourselves) in rhythm and setting. The Nurse, much closer to the TV movie, much more “realistic” than the American one and with more relatable characters that, yes, reach and transmit much more also.
In any case, whether this story required (or deserved) a cinematic leap into a new version is up to you to decide.
You can watch The Nurse starting Thursday the 27th on your favorite (or not) streaming network, Netflix.
We warn you and since we were warned: “based on real events”.
April 27, 2023
Where to Watch The Nurse
I Will Survive
Nervous about her first shift as a nurse at a new hospital, Pernille quickly befriends her assigned mentor, the charismatic Christina.
A colleague’s warning causes Pernille to reassess her friendship with Christina, even as they are dubbed “the dream team” after saving a patient’s life.
So Take My Heart
Dismissed as a scandalmonger when attempting to alert her superiors, Pernille reaches out to a former employee to voice her unease.
The Night Shift
With support from her confidant, Pernille prepares for an intense work shift to confirm her suspicions. But the night takes an unexpected turn.
Description: A new nurse at a hospital begins to suspect her colleague's desire for attention may be tied to a series of patient deaths.
Director(s): Kasper Barfoed
Writer(s): Kasper Barfoed, Dorthe Warnø Høgh, Jacob Katz
Cinematography: Thomas Wildner
Music: Jeppe Kaas
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Actor(s): Fanny Louise Bernth, Josephine Park, Peter Zandersen, Dick Kaysø, Selma Kjær Kuscu, Amalie Lindegård, Sofia Cukic
Companies: SAM Productions, Netflix