Based on the best-selling book by Italian author Umberto Eco. During a meeting of the papacy, a brilliant English monk, William of Baskerville, uses reason to solve a series of bizarre murders attributed to the devil--and risks being burned for heresy by the holy inquisition.
James Horner - Composer, COMMANDO (1985)
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Christian Slater - American actor: TRUE ROMANCE (1993)
Jean-Jacques Annaud - French director
Umberto Eco - Author
F. Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Fahrid Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Michael Lonsdale - French Actor, MOONRAKER (1979)
Based on Umberto Eco's best-selling novel, "The Name of the Rose" is a medieval whodunit set in a 14th-century Italian monastery. Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and a young novice arrive for a conference to find that several monks have been brutally murdered. In his attempt to solve the crimes, William must challenge the authority of the Catholic Church by eschewing religious fervor in favor of rational thought.
Additional cast: Volker Prechtel (Malachia), Helmut Qualtinger (Remigio), and Valentina Vargas (The Girl). Additional credits: Rainer Schaper (art director), Pierre Hebey (associate producer). Copyright 1986 Neue Constantin Film Produktion GmbH. Copyright 1986 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
"...Connery lends dignity, intelligence and his lovely voice to the [film]..." - 09/24/1986 Variety
"The film's packed with messages in invisible ink, secret staircases, and corpses in cauldrons of pig's blood." -- Grade: B+ - 08/05/2011 Entertainment Weekly