2 user 7 critic

The Monster of Nix (2011)

1:16 | Trailer
Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone.




1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Joe Eshuis Joe Eshuis ... Willy
Terry Gilliam ... The Ranger
Charles Hubbell ... Langemanne
Olivia Merilahti Olivia Merilahti ... Singer
The Residents ... Weeping Villagers
Tom Waits ... Virgil
Learn more

More Like This 

Julieta (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao
Splintertime (2015)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A band of sleepy spirits in an ambulance runs out of road. The third in a series of musical short films featuring Thee Wreckers.

Director: Rosto
Stars: Robin Berkelmans, Erwin Dörr, Nikki Hock
I rec u (2012)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Neve, 19 years old, suffers from a unique eye disease: he sees all women out of focus. He can see them properly only in movies or, more precisely, when they are recorded on magnetic tape or... See full summary »

Director: Federico Sfascia
Stars: Federica Bertolani, Guglielmo Favilla, Terry Gilliam
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A seriously ill woman tries to find her long-lost child with the help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist.

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Terry Gilliam, Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American family in the streets of Naples.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Douglas Dean, Nicolas Connolly
Time Piece (1965)
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Dennis Paget
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The host of an investigative news show joins forces with a techno-geek paranormal expert to dodge close-calls and chase crazy leads to get to the bottom of the mysteries around Talladega Superspeedway.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: David Arquette, Justin Kirk, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah
Lonely Bones (2013)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lonely Bones is a hallucinogenic film about dreams and making sacrifices. Hail. To all the souls-oh. Hiding on rotting floors. Little did they know that they would make today.

Director: Rosto
Stars: W. Folley, Rosto
Citizen (TV Series 2016)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A hero's origin story, blending vigilantism and magical realism in Los Angeles, California.

Stars: Augusto Aguilera, Ralph Michael Brekan, Roland Angelo Crisolo

The story of how some people's lives are affected by immigration policies along America's southern border.

Director: Marco Perego Saldana
Stars: Zoe Saldana, Tom Waits, Luce Rains
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Four guys, one band. Four stories, one film: Thee Wreckers Tetralogy. A band on a trip to nowhere, while music keeps the dream alive, revives memories, illusions and sacrifices. A Rock 'n' ... See full summary »

Director: Rosto


Life is good in the idyllic fairytale village of Nix... until an all-devouring monster appears. Young Willy has to fight it. Alone.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

monster | See All (1) »


Everybody knows that stories come from eggs

User Reviews

Boy tries to stop the vanishing of the world
7 January 2013 | by erwintimmermanSee all my reviews

The story line resembles "The Neverending Story". In this case, a monster is consuming the world into a "Nix". As with a black hole, the world is sucked away bit by bit. While this is happening, a boy is wandering around looking for his vanished grandmother, and encounters lots of weird creatures along the way. They tell him about the monster, and why everything is vanishing into oblivion. Will he and the creatures be able to stop the inevitable end of the world? And if they do, will the remains be worth it?

The animation is really something else. The atmosphere reminds of a Tim Burton film. The creatures are really weird, and the story is a bit erratic at times. The songs are a bit weird as well. However, in al its weirdness, the animation is very beautifully done.

If you have seen it all and are looking for something completely different, this is your film.

If you just want a normal enjoyable animation with clear characters, simple entertainment and a more or less recognizable storyline, look further.

As I am of the second category, I did not enjoy the film very much. But I can see why it was sent as an Oscar entry: film critics will probably love it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

10 June 2011 (France) See more »


Box Office


EUR800,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.

Recently Viewed