Irene Huss - Nattrond

Synopsis: Employees at a private hospital find one of the nurses killed during a power-outage. One witness claims to have seen the killer: A woman who hanged herself in the hospital 60 years ago.
90 min

We all know the rules:

"At night we stay in ourbeds. "

- Leave me alone!

- Now come along, Mrs Landgren.

Aperson hasthe right to stretch

her legs, doesn't she?

The lights will go back on again soon.


Now sit here,

and I'll go get a torch.


Good Lord...

Doctor... The alarm.

The ventilator alarm!

- Where's Marianne?

- I have no idea.

Why didn't the damn

backup generator kick in?




- Folke?

- Yes?

We'll go check the electric central.

Can you take care...

...of everything up here?

Let's get you to bed, Mrs Landgren.

Go... Go get her.

She came out through there

and she had blood on herhands.

The electric central...


What the hell? What's going on?


Oh my God.


Hey, it'stoo loud.

- Is Dad asleep?

- Well, not anymore.

Sorry, I forgot.

Will I see you tonight?

- You've worked nights all month...

- This is not a good time.

I didn't get off work until 5 AM.

I'll go take a shower. I don't have

to be in until after lunch.

Cut it out...

Bye, Mum.

Oh, someone from work called.

Jonny Blom.

He said it was urgent.

- Hi. What's up?

- Marianne Svrd, 34, a nurse.

Found at 4 AM by the hospital

superintendent, Sverker Lwander,

and the janitor, Folke Bengtsson.

- Cause of death?

- Ablow to the head,

Most probably using that fire axe.

- Have you found it?

- No, we got here 10 minutes ago.

Judging from the blood, she was hit

here and then fell down the stairs.

- Could it have been a drug addict?

- Yes, that's a possibility.

- Any witnesses?

- Yes, a nurse.

Could you interview her?

We'll check the medicine locker.

We should check the bushes

forthat bloody axe, too.

And check all the entrances

to the facility.

Anything? Continue overthere.

- No fire axe so far?

- And no signs offorced entry.

Have you shown me all the doors?

Isthis the staff entrance?

Someone could have slipped in

with the night shift.

You're a nurse and I'm the killer.

Orwould you rather switch?

- No, that's all right.

- Excuse me... the keys?

- Are you ready?

- Hang on.

- I'm ready.

- Then I'll go inside.

No, not a chance.

Thanks. I understand that you

and Dr Lwanderfound Marianne.

I'm expecting the electrician...

- Could you tell me what happened?

- You'll have to talk to Doc.

That's her... She's the one.

Nurse Tekla.

They say she and Dr Lwander

were up to no good.

Doctor Lwanderwasn't even

born when this wastaken.

Not that Dr Lwander:

Hilding, Sverker's father.

That's him. And that's his wife,

Sverker's mother.

Tekla was fired when Sverkerwas

born. That's when she hanged herself.

- Hanged herself? So, she's dead?

- Yes, indeed.

Right... So you mean she's back?

As a ghost?

- Doesthat sound silly to you?

- To be honest, yes.

Could you please tell me

exactly what you saw?


Someone turning the corner.

But couldn't that have been anyone?

Anurse, the janitor?

Why not?

Well, it's mainly a feeling I have...

I need something

more substantial to go on, you know.

- Number eight's doorwas ajar.

- "Number eight"?

Ward 8. That's where she likesto be.

We can't afford

to use those facilities.

And the door is always kept locked.

Only now it was ajarand...

I really don't know what to think.

But you don't really believe that

a ghost killed your colleague, do you?

- Was there anotherwitness?

- Yes, old Mrs Landgren.

- I'm looking for Dr Lwander.

- Straight ahead.

Hello. I'm Dl Irene Huss.

You found Marianne Svrd,

could you please tell me about it?

Well, the janitor and I were

on ourway to the electric central.

The powerwas out.

And... we had a bit of a crisis

on our hands.

- Don't you have a backup generator?

- It had broken down as well.

It's like

the whole place is falling apart.

Our plumbing needs to be replaced.

We had to drain the grounds...

Our X-ray equipment is inadequate,

and now...

And now this.

There's no sign of forced entry and

your medicine stores are untouched.

- What does that mean?

- This might not be a burglary.

Well, we've had addicts

sneaking onto the premises before...

What kind of patients

do you treat here?

We do surgical procedures,


- There's no psychiatric ward?

- No.

Wasthere any friction between

Marianne and the rest of staff?

She was very nice.

Conscientious, uncomplicated...

I'd like to have a list

ofthe people who have keys.

Only the full staffmembers have keys

- And I don't hire murderers.

- Of course you don't.

- But I still need that list.

- Of course.

The shock took itstoll on her heart,

but she's feisty, so we'll see...

- Did she say anything?

- "She has blood on herhands. "

- Isthat verbatim?

- Yes. That's what she said.

Well, you see how it is.

Only time will tell.

- Did Marianne have a family?

- She was divorced last autumn.

That's when she started working here.

She and her ex, DrSvrd,

worked at Sahlgrenska East.

- Was it a messy divorce?

- No. Well, maybe...

But he didn't do it.

He's not a violent man.

- Any children?

- No. Thank God.

And where were you

at the time ofthe murder?

In the flat I have here.

I wastaking a power nap.

You were asleep.

- Can anyone verify that?

- My wife called.

We talked for quite some time.

Does that count?

Thank you. Please contact me

if you happen to think of anything.

- Goodbye.

- Goodbye.

- Oh, there was something...

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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