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The Name of the Rose Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Jean-Jacques Annaud Best Foreign Film 1986 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sean Connery Best Actor 1987 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sean Connery Best Supporting Actor 1987 Nominee

Cast

Sean Connery
as William of Baskerville
F. Murray Abraham
as Bernardo Gui
Christian Slater
as Adso of Melk
Elya Baskin
as Severinus
Michel Lonsdale
as The Abbot
Ron Perlman
as Salvatore
Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.
as Jorge de Burgos
William Hickey
as Ubertino de Casale
Valentina Vargas
as The Girl
Volker Prechtel
as Malachia
Helmut Qualtinger
as Remigio de Varagine
Franco Valobra
as Jerome of Kaffa
Franco Diogene
as Papal Envoy
Gina Poli
as Papal Envoy
Mark Bellinghaus
as Jorge's Novice
Renato Nebolini
as Swineherd
Pietro Ceccarelli
as Inquisition Guard
Leopoldo Trieste
as Michele de Censena
Gianni Rizzo
as Papal Envoy
Peter Berling
as Jean d'Anneaux
Pete Lancaster
as Bishop of Alborea
Alberto Capone
as Executioner
Carlo Bianchino
as Papal Guard
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Hugh of Newcastle
Francesco Maselli
as Swineherd
Ludger Pistor
Ennio Lollainni
as Swineherd
Michael Habeck
as Berengar
Hans Schoedel
as Inquisition Guard
Andrew Birkin
as Cuthbert of Winchester
Dwight Weist
as Adso as an Old Man
Peter Welz
as Nero
Valerio Isidori
Eugenio Bonardi
as Inquisition Guard
Urs Althaus
as Venantius
Lars Bodin-Jorgensen
as Adelmo
Mario Diano
as Monk
Armando Marra
as Monk
Franco Marino
as Inquisition Guard
Donal O'Brien
as Pietro d'Assisi
Vittorio Zarfati
as Papal Envoy
Patrick Kreuzer
as Novice
Maurizio Merli
as Monk
Franco Adducci
as Monk
Lucien Bodard
as Cardinal Bertrand
Emil Feist
as Swineherd
Francesco Scali
as Monk
Kim Rossi Stuart
as Novice

Crew

Jean-Jacques Annaud
Director
Bernd Eichinger
Producer
Gérard Brach
Screenwriter
Alain Godard
Screenwriter
Andrew Birkin
Screenwriter
Howard Franklin
Screenwriter
Umberto Eco
Book Author
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Jane Seitz
Editor
Dante Ferretti
Production Designer
Giorgio Giovannini
Art Director
Rainer Schaper
Art Director
Franco Cristaldi
Co-producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine
Co-producer
Jake Eberts
Executive Producer
Thomas Schühly
Executive Producer
Francesca Lo Schiavo
Set Designer
Gabriella Pescucci
Costume Designer
Adriano Pischiutta
Special Effects
Sergio Mioni
Stunts
Sabine Schroth
Casting
Dominique Besnehard
Casting
Lynn Stalmaster
Casting
Celestia Fox
Casting
Gianni Arduini
Casting
Hasso Von Hugo
Makeup
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