The Name of the Rose (1986)
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud / Christian Slater / Sean Connery / Michael Lonsdale
Genres - Mystery, Drama | Sub-Genres - Period Film, Detective Film, Gothic Film, Whodunit | Release Date - Sep 24, 1986 (USA) | Run Time - 130 min. | Countries - Germany, France, Italy | MPAA Rating - R
Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Adapted from Umberto Eco's best-selling novel, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Name of the Rose is a 14th century murder-mystery thriller starring Sean Connery as a Sherlock Holmes-esque Franciscan monk called William of Baskerville. When a murder occurs at a secluded Benedictine Abbey, William is called in to investigate. As he and his apprentice, Adson von Melk (Christian Slater), delve deeper and deeper into the case, more dead bodies begin to turn up. Eventually, Bernardo Gui, an inquisitor played by F. Murray Abraham gets involved, but he may not have the best intentions. Sean Connery's performance earned him the award for Best Actor at the 1988 British Academy Awards.
amateur-detective, book, church, heretic, investigation, investigator, killing, monastery, monk, murder, religion
High Artistic Quality, High Production Values