Spoorloos (The Vanishing) Reviews
How such a seemingly nondescript man harbors such malevolence, and does horrifying things to fellow humans as a form of self-amusement, gives to the audience a warning: Monsters do exist, and you probably know one or two.
This movie is an adaptation of a novel by the Dutch writer Tim Krabbe. Krabbe is also a competitive cyclist and a chess grand master.
Avoid the American version, also called The Vanishing. It embodies everything that is wrong with corporate Hollywood.