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Based on Umberto Eco's award-winning bestseller, The Name of the Rose is a chilling tale of dark deeds and murderous mayhem within the shadowy cloisters and forbidding battlements of a 14th-century Italian medieval monastery. One monk has fallen to his death. Or was he pushed?
Sean Connery stars as a detective monk who sets about solving murders.
- New digitally remastered transfer
- Audio commentary from director Jean-Jacques Annaud
- 'The Abbey Of Crime' documentary
- 'Photo Journey With Director Jean-Jacques Annaud' featurette
- Interactive menu
- Scene access
Running Time: 123 minutes
Production Year: 1986
Main Language: English
14th century monasteries are not usual subjects for movies. Even when it's about that time, the director usually skims over them with one cloistered scene. This is the real thing with a true portrayal of the dreadfully empty life for its occupants with the barren surroundings and the biting cold. Connery is superb as the enlightened monk/detective with Slater enjoying his first major role (beginners luck).