The Name of the Rose (1986, Germany)

Original title: Der Name der Rose

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Running time: 130 minutes

Language: English

In 14th century Northern Italy Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and his novice arrive to a Benedictine abbey where theological Church conference will soon take place. Mysterious death of one of the monks, ruled as suicide, triggers the curiosity of William of Baskerville, who is convinced that it definately wasn’t a suicice. The Abbot is determined to stop any rumours surrounding the death affraid that it would make bad impression the church officials who will soon arrive for the conference, so he pushes William of Baskerville to solve the case as soon as possible. But second mysterious death puts an end to his hopes.

Classic mystery movie based on Umberto Eco with remarkable cast, dark atmosphere and really involving plot. The murder mystery set in the closed world on monks in the Middle Ages puts completely different perspective to this movie genre.

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Our rating

8.0 / 10

Movie value

9 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

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Creators of The Name of the Rose

Jean-Jacques Annaud films

Jean-Jacques Annaud


Umberto Eco films

Umberto Eco


Andrew Birkin films

Andrew Birkin


Gerard Brach films

Gerard Brach


Howard Franklin films

Howard Franklin


Alain Godard films

Alain Godard


Cast of The Name of the Rose

Sean Connery films

Sean Connery

as William of Baskerville

Christian Slater films

Christian Slater

as Adso of Melk

Michael Lonsdale films

Michael Lonsdale

as The Abbot

Helmut Qualtinger films

Helmut Qualtinger

as Remigio da Varagine

Elya Baskin films

Elya Baskin

as Severinus

Volker Prechtel films

Volker Prechtel

as Malachia

Feodor Chaliapin Jr films

Feodor Chaliapin Jr

as Jorge de Burgos

Michael Habeck films

Michael Habeck

as Berengar

William Hickey films

William Hickey

as Ubertino da Casale

Urs Althaus films

Urs Althaus

as Venantius

Ron Perlman films

Ron Perlman

as Salvatore

F. Murray Abraham films

F. Murray Abraham

as Bernardo Gui

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