Three words come to mind in the opening scene of "M".... Threatening - Extracted from the words of the childrens' song. The reward poster informs us early that murder has taken place. Relentless - There's a sense that the threat won't end by use of repetition of the song and the womens' conversation about it. Innocence - The children are not aware of the seriousness of the song's words. The child steps off the curb into danger without realizing any consequences. The child engages freely in conversation with the stranger and trusts too easily.