Director Geert-Jan Lassche experienced the importance of night nurses from up close, when his wife fell ill and was hospitalized for an extended period of time. “Those night nurses who in the deep of night are able to pull through their patients, really made a lasting impression”
In the Haaien documentary Night Nurse, patients recall their encounters and experiences with these extraordinary caregivers.
Elbert (31), for example, visited his GP with some complaints of high blood pressure. Before he knew it he was referred to a specialist and diagnosed with a serious kidney condition. Stripped from his pride. And those beautiful nurses everyone always talks about? Nowhere to be found. Elbert eventually married his night nurse….
Directed by Geertjan Lassche
Cinematography Adri Schrover & Jeroen van der Drift
Executive producer Caroline Verkade
Researchers René van ‘t Erve & Monique Lesterhuis
Production Annet Beskers, Jorike Verlaan
Gaffer Denny Schouten
Offline editor Rinze Schuurman
Re-recording mixer Jan Kooijker & Mark Meewis
Grading & online edit Amator
Make-up Hanny Snippenberg