Review: The Killer Sister From The Nurse Series Is Both An Angel And A Monster | show
ReviewThe similarities between the new Danish drama series The nurse and the American feature film the good nurse are striking. Both cases revolve around nurses who have been killing patients with fatal injections for years. These are also true stories in which a colleague is instrumental in unmasking these serial killers.
appeared last year the good nurse already on Netflix. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The theory of everything) plays American nurse Charles Cullen, who killed some forty patients in the New Jersey region over sixteen years. After exposure of him, including by a fellow friend (played by Jessica Chastain), he was sentenced to thirteen life sentences.
Serial The nurse tells more or less the same story. The perpetrator is now a woman, Christina Aistrup Hansen, who committed one heroic act after another during her night shifts around 2015, but also, like Cullen, killed patients with morphine and diazepam injections. She was convicted of four attempted murders, but it is suspected that she has more victims on her conscience. Her sentence, twelve years in prison, is therefore significantly lighter than that of her American colleague Cullen.
Her sentence was initiated by a young and inexperienced colleague, Pernille Kurz, whom Christina initially admires for her determination during joint night shifts. Little by little, Pernille begins to have doubts about the behavior of the self-assured sister who likes dramatic events in the workplace. The number of deaths during her service initially does not arouse suspicion. Pernille is not taken seriously until a doctor also investigates the case.
What is left vague in both productions is the reason why these skilled people have come to their feats. Cullen, as the movie shows, never had a real motive. He stated in interrogations that he wanted to put the patients out of their misery for him. But most of the victims were in less bad shape than he suggested.
Christina Aistrup Hansen, who also gave her son too heavy sleeping pills, according to interrogations and a psychological examination, had a histrionic personality disorder. It consists of a morbid need to be the center of attention.
After looking at these two practical examples, what seems to hang is disbelief about this impulse to act. Both convicts are angels and monsters. They want to save people, but at the same time they also decide the life or death of those in their care. This contradiction is difficult to understand. That makes both The nurse Yeah the good nurse scarier than the usual serial killer drama.
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