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The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) (1986)

The Name of the Rose
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Sean Connery Sean Connery
William of Baskerville
Christian Slater Christian Slater
Adso of Melk
Helmut Qualtinger Helmut Qualtinger
Remigio da Varagine
Elya Baskin Elya Baskin
Michael Lonsdale Michael Lonsdale
The Abbot
Volker Prechtel Volker Prechtel
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Jorge de Burgos
William Hickey William Hickey
Ubertino da Casale

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9 years, 2 months ago at Apr 27 16:27
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The finest piece of literature (Umberto Eco’s eponymous book) gave birth to one of the best thrillers ever directed.

Sean Connery’s performance confirms why he is such an astounding actor. Christian Slater in, I believe, his first role shines here.

But most importantly, the cinematography and set are sublime (and trust me, I am not biased because I personally knew... read more

Okay, but there is one very hot scene...

10 years, 9 months ago at Sep 26 3:27
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Wooo! Hot monk sex!

Well, there is the one scene with Adso (the young monk played by Christian Slater who claims he lost his virginity in this scene) and a peasant girl... It's actually surprisingly very sexy, probably because it's sort of real. It's awkward, strange and kind of weird. I think that's what's sexy about it: it's very different from the usual coreographed love scenes t... read more

A good movie

1 year, 11 months ago at Jul 8 8:30
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It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely check it out again at some point. To be honest, I haven’t read the book this movie was based on but it sounds pretty good and maybe I will check it out at some point. Anyway, back in those days, Jean-Jacques Annaud was definitely one of the best French directors at work and certainly the only one who managed to have such a ... read more
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Description: 1327: after a mysterious death in a Benedictine Abbey, 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 ... (more)
Release date: 24 September 1986
UPC: 044008423126
Tags: Mystery (17), Thriller (14), Religion (13), Crime (11), Medieval (11), Monks (10), 1986 (10), 1980s (9), Drama (9), Murder (8), Historical (8), Based On Novel (7), Sean Connery (5), Italy (5), Detective (5), Investigation (4), Classic (3), Church (3), Middle Ages (3), Germany (3)
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