The Name of the Rose (film)
The Name of the Rose is a 1986 Italian-German-French mystery and historical drama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Sean Connery stars as the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, called upon to solve a deadly mystery. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco.
About The Name of the Rose (film) in brief
The Name of the Rose is a 1986 Italian-German-French mystery and historical drama directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Sean Connery stars as the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, called upon to solve a deadly mystery in a medieval abbey. Christian Slater is his apprentice Adso of Melk. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco. The monk Adelmo of Otranto —a young but famous manuscript illuminator — was suspiciously found dead on a hillside below a tower with only a window which cannot be opened. William deduces that AdelMO committed suicide, having jumped from a nearby tower having a window, and that the slope of the hill caused the body to roll below the other tower. William’s solution briefly allays the monks’ fears, until another Monk is found dead, ominously floating in a vat of pig’s blood. The victim is Venantius, a translator of Greek and the last man to speak with Adel Mo. The corpse bears black stains on a finger and the tongue.
William theorizes that the translator transcribed the Greek notes on the parchment from a book, and the book is somehow responsible for the deaths. The abbot is unconvinced and, burning the parchment, he informs William that the Inquisition — in the person of Bernardo Gui, an old adversary of William — has already been summoned. Determined to solve the mystery before Gui arrives, William and Adso discover a vast, hidden library above the scriptorium. William suspects the abbey hid the books because much of their contents comes from pagan philosophers. Gui tortures Salvatore and the peasant girl fighting over a black cockerel while in the presence of black catrels. Ultimately, Gui reveals his past, and his connection to a man whose sole crime was translating a book that he had conflicted with the Scriptures, and he tortures the girl, torturing her into a false confession, and torturing William as an inquisitor to Adso as well.