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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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Series cast summary:
John Turturro ...  Guglielmo da Baskerville 8 episodes, 2019
Rupert Everett ...  Bernardo Gui 8 episodes, 2019
Damian Hardung 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 Stefano Fresi ...  Salvatore 8 episodes, 2019
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ...  Alinardo da Grottaferrata 8 episodes, 2019
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...  Nicola da Morimondo 8 episodes, 2019
Maurizio Lombardi ...  Berengario da Arundel 8 episodes, 2019
Nina Fotaras Nina 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 ...  Gerolamo da Caffa / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Corrado Invernizzi ...  Michele da Cesena 8 episodes, 2019
Max Malatesta 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 / ... 7 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
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Andrea Bruschi ...  Cuoco Abbazia / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Stefano Scherini ...  Eretico 3 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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23 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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The Name of the Rose See more »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Filmed in three different Italian regions: Lazio, Abruzzo and Umbria. See more »

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Version of The Name of the Rose (1986) See more »

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Renaissance crime drama....
27 May 2019 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Name of the Rose is a series based on the novel by Umberto Eco. This is an ambitious effort that has clearly seen no expense spared.

The result is an intriguing and enjoyable series, that blends Renaissance politics with a crime drama. Everything of the period is infused with a religiosity that is not only philosophical but also highly political. The church and state were inseparable and this point is driven home by the fact the key figure, a Franciscan friar is both giver of religious truths, as well as an arbiter of temporal justice.

Perhaps the closest counterpart to this series I can think of is 1990's production Cadfael, set in an earlier medieval period. So far The Name of the Rose is shaping up to offer something similar but whether it will be as polished as this earlier drama remains to be seen.

Beyond this the acting is best described as solid to excellent from all of the cast and the stories are well told. I do think its quite an accomplishment to take a book of this kind and transform it into a series.

So far The Name of the Rose looks promising. 7/10 from me.


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