Early on, Ben, our resident serial killer, approaches two boys playing with a toy gun. He borrows the gun from the boys and playfully pretends to shoot them. We as the audience know that the gun is a fake, but already having seen Ben as an incredibly dangerous and violent individual, there is a brief, horrifying moment where you think that he is going to blow this little kid away in broad daylight. That’s impressive.
It's weird seeing how those men went out to make a documentary about a serial killer, yet entirely fictional. This mockumentary flick combines satire & violence as it's both funny & shocking at the same time. I laughed at its dialogue, I was shocked at its gritty violence. A darkly intense & sardonic masterpiece of 90's Belgian cinema.