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‘Inside Denmark’s Most Sensational Criminal Trial.’ – The Nurse by Kristian Corfixen now a Netflix series!

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Netflix has announced the new thriller series ‘The Nurse’ starring Josephine Park and Fanny Louise Bernth. The series is due to air in 2023 and is based on the book ‘The Nurse: Inside Denmark’s Most Sensational Criminal Trial’ by Danish journalist Kristian Corfixen.

In this award-winning, best-selling account, Danish journalist Kristian Corfixen reconstructs the fateful night shift in 2015 when three patients die under mysterious circumstances, setting in motion one of Denmark’s most sensational criminal trials.

With thorough research and extensive source material – including medical records, autopsy reports, text and email correspondence, and police reports – Corfixen tells the true story of the events. The book includes testimonies from key players in the case, including the convicted nurse, Hansen, and the key witness, both of whom are speaking publicly about the case for the first time.

Produced by SAM Productions and directed by Kasper Barfoed, ‘The Nurse’ stars Josephine Park (Baby Fever, Doggystyle), who plays the Danish nurse Christina Aistrup Hansen and Fanny Louise Bernth (Ride Upon the Storm) as her colleague Pernille Kurzmann Larsen. 

“I’ve spent many hours with director Kasper Barfod. Throughout, he seemed interested in the same layers of the case as I have been: Why didn’t anyone speak up earlier? What were the dilemmas that the case’s crown witness faced before she chose to go to the police,” says Kristian Corfixen: 

“When selling the film rights, the most important thing for me was that the people who got the rights were interested in more than just a sensational story. My gut feeling is pretty good in that regard.” 

In the early hours of March 2015, the police receive a call from a nurse at a provincial Danish hospital. She suspects her colleague is deliberately killing patients and fears that it has just happened again.

Soon, several witnesses reveal that they too suspect the same nurse of poisoning patients; some have been harbouring their suspicion for years… so why has no one done anything about it before? And now that those patients’ bodies have long been cremated, where is the evidence?

To this day, the nurse, Christina Aistrup Hansen, maintains her innocence. Is this an example of small-town gossip snowballing out of control, or a sinister case of serial sociopathic harm?

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