In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.
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John Turturro ...  Guglielmo da Baskerville 8 episodes, 2019
Rupert Everett ...  Bernardo Gui 8 episodes, 2019
Damian Hardung ...  Adso da Melk 8 episodes, 2019
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ...  Remigio da Varagine 8 episodes, 2019
Greta Scarano ...  Anna 8 episodes, 2019
Richard Sammel ...  Malachia da Hildesceim 8 episodes, 2019
Stefano Fresi ...  Salvatore 8 episodes, 2019
Roberto Herlitzka ...  Alinardo da Grottaferrata 8 episodes, 2019
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...  Nicola da Morimondo 8 episodes, 2019
Maurizio Lombardi Maurizio Lombardi ...  Berengario da Arundel 8 episodes, 2019
Antonia Fotaras ...  La Ragazza 8 episodes, 2019
Guglielmo Favilla Guglielmo Favilla ...  Venanzio da Salvemec 8 episodes, 2019
Piotr Adamczyk ...  Severino da Sant'Emmerano 8 episodes, 2019
Tchéky Karyo ...  Papa Giovanni XXII 8 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Stender ...  Bencio da Uppsala 8 episodes, 2019
Claudio Bigagli ...  Girolamo di Caffa 8 episodes, 2019
Corrado Invernizzi ...  Michele da Cesena 8 episodes, 2019
Max Malatesta ...  Aymaro da Alessandria 8 episodes, 2019
Alessio Boni ...  Fra Dolcino 8 episodes, 2019
Sebastian Koch ...  Barone di Neuenberg 8 episodes, 2019
James Cosmo ...  Jorge da Burgos 8 episodes, 2019
Michael Emerson ...  Abate Abbassano da Fossanova 8 episodes, 2019
Rinat Khismatouline ...  Cardinal du Pouget / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Camilla Diana ...  Bianca 8 episodes, 2019
David Brandon ...  Hugh da Newcastle 8 episodes, 2019
Peter Davison ...  Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Alfredo Pea Alfredo Pea ...  Pacifico da Tivoli 6 episodes, 2019
Derek Boschi Derek Boschi ...  Guillam de Masan 5 episodes, 2019
Federigo Ceci Federigo Ceci ...  Eudes Vescovo di Cantrentas 5 episodes, 2019
Gianluigi Fogacci Gianluigi Fogacci ...  Roberto Conte di Firenze / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Antonio Spagnuolo Antonio Spagnuolo ...  Ufficiale Delegazione Papale 5 episodes, 2019
Nicholas Turturro ...  Pedro Lopez de Luna / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Alkis Zanis Alkis Zanis ...  Converso Assistente Remigio / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Alessandro Giallocosta Alessandro Giallocosta ...  Soldato / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Kiara McKormick Kiara McKormick ...  Anna Bambina / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Andrea Bruschi ...  Cuoco Abbazia / ... 1 episode, 2019
Stefano Scherini ...  Eretico 2 episodes, 2019
Leonardo Pazzagli Leonardo Pazzagli ...  Adelmo 2 episodes, 2019
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In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

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Filmed in three different Italian regions: Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria. See more »

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Prestigious reworking of Umberto Eco's landmark novel
7 June 2019 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Only a limited number of films that I watched during my youth managed to leave an everlasting impression on me, but Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" is one of them. Even though we are 25 years later, and I've seen perhaps 15.000 films since then, I still remember practically every detail of that wondrously grim and mysterious film in which creepy monks were being killed off in a remote and petrifying old monastery. Although I tried a couple of times, I never found the courage to actually read Eco's source novel. It's just too thick, sorry. The 1986-masterpiece is urgently due for a re-watch, but instead I stumbled upon this Italian/German mini-series that allegedly was a lifelong dream-project for actor and producer John Turturro to realize. Come to think of it, it's actually quite surprising that it took more than 30 years for someone to make a new version! Seeing that Annaud's film is "only" a little over two hours long, I must assume that it threw a massive amount of Eco's book-content overboard. With 8 episodes of approximately 1 hour each, I'm sad to confess that "Il Nome Della Rosa" is too long and quite often balancing on the verge of boring. Also, I keep reading that the script differs immensely from the book, at least for what concerns the numerous sub plots surrounding the pivot murder mystery.

Turturro is great, but Sean Connery's charismatic image remains stuck in my brain as the one and only William of Baskerville; - wise Franciscan friar and Sherlock Holmes ahead-of-time. All the other, nevertheless adequate, actors can't even begin to measure themselves against the quality performances of the fantastic actors in the 1986 film, like F. Murray Abraham, Ron Perlman, Michael Lonsdale or William Hickey. The sole performance I rate higher comes from the fairly unknown Damian Hardung, who's portrayal of young novice Adso Von Melk is more authentic and convincing than Christian Slater's role.

Or, perhaps I just ought to stop comparing this with youth's nostalgia and simply acknowledge the multiple great aspects of this prestigious mini-series. The production values, for instance, are deeply impressive. The 14th century set-pieces, costumes and relics are astounding. Also, the history lessons processed into the screenplay are far more educational and compelling than anything you'll ever learn in school, and Tchéky Karyo has a brilliant supportive role as the megalomaniac Pope Giovanni XXII. If there's anything I firmly believe, it is that medieval Popes were exactly as deplorable and vile as him.


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