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The Name of the Rose


Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger View All


Jean-Jacques Annaud (Director), Umberto Eco (Writer), Andrew Birkin (Screenplay), Gérard Brach (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 24th, 1986
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.
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2 Good adaptation of a great book, The name of the rose
It's a great example of how a film can portray very accurately and honouring the original book it is based off, written by Umberto Eco. But not really. I'll explain myself. The book is a historical t...

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I must confess to having never read Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, but I'd imagine it sneaks in a little more theology than this adaptation does - take away this movie's fascinating setting (a 14th century Benedictine abbey in Northern Italy) and it would conform to any number of mystery films ....