The Name Of The Rose (1986)

The Name Of The Rose (1986)
Tagline: Who, in the name of God, is getting away with murder?
Category: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Cast: Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater, Elya Baskin, Michael Lonsdale, Volker Prechtel, Feodor Chaliapin, William Hickey, Michael Habeck, Urs Althaus, Valentina Vargas, Ron Perlman, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Valobra, Vernon Dobtcheff

plot summary

After a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, 1327, 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 the innocence of the unjustly accused, and avoid the wrath of Holy Inquisitor Bernardo Gui.

cast list

Sean Connery William of Baskerville
F. Murray Abraham Bernardo Gui
Christian Slater Adso von Melk
Elya Baskin Severinus
Michael Lonsdale The Abbot
Volker Prechtel Malachia
Feodor Chaliapin Jorge de Burgos
William Hickey Ubertino da Casale
Michael Habeck Berengar
Urs Althaus Venantius
Valentina Vargas The Girl
Ron Perlman Salvatore
Leopoldo Trieste Michele da Cesena
Franco Valobra Jerome of Kaffa
Vernon Dobtcheff Hugh of Newcastle