The Name of the Rose

Italy, 1986

Film
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Sean Connery plays a Brother who is sent to investigate the mysterious deaths of two of the monks at a monastery. He discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith. He must find a connection between the deaths and the books before a Catholic Inquisitor (played by F. Murray Abraham) burns innocent people at the stake. Secret passages, forbidden sexual adventures, labyrinths and arsenic are drawn together to create this tale of suspense and intrigue. Based on the novel by Umberto Eco.

Credits

production company

Cristaldifilm

Films Ariane

Neue Constantin Filmproduktion

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

producer

Thomas Schuhly

Duration

02:08:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300292

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Crime films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Catholic Church

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Literature → Italian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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