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Name of the Rose, The ( Name der Rose, Der ) (1986) Movie Information

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Jean-Jacques Annaud


Sean Connery
Christian Slater
Ron Perlman
F. Murray Abraham
Helmut Qualtinger
Peter Berling





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An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.1327: after a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, the monks are convinced that the apocalypse is coming. With the Abbey to play host to a council on the Franciscan's Order's belief that the Church should rid itself of wealth, William of Baskerville, a respected Franciscan monk, is asked to assist in determining the cause of the untimely death. Alas, more deaths occur as the investigation draws closer to uncovering the secret the Abbey wants hidden, and there is finally no stopping the Holy Inquisition from taking an active hand in the process. William and his young novice must race against time to prove -- JC

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Mystery was nice, it very well describes how age of reason begins and all that is good, but in my opinion this kind of film can never be really great

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While it is an undeniably clunky affair, 'The Name of the Rose' succeeds at being a simultaneously intriguing and disturbing depiction of life in a 14th-century monastery.

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"The Name Of The Rose" by Yojimbo

In this adaptation of Umberto Eco's celebrated novel, Franciscan friar Sean Connery investigates a series of bizarre murders in a monastery in the 14th century. Aside from the rather unusual subject matter, this is a unique film in that it does not feature the usual starlets and pretty boy actors populating a glossy Hollywood-ized version of history; it actually looks and feels like a working Medieval abbey. And as such, the monks will win no beauty competitions! Most of them would look perfectly at home adorning the abbey walls with the rest of the gargoyles! This just adds to the already potent atmosphere, and in one of his best roles, Sean Connery commands the screen as well as the able supporting cast including the ever reliable Ron Perlman as the demented hunchback. The story explore...

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