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The Name of the Rose 

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In 1327, a wise 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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Rupert Everett ...  Bernardo Gui 8 episodes, 2019
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ...  Remigio / ... 8 episodes, 2019
James Cosmo ...  Jorge 8 episodes, 2019
Michael Emerson ...  The Abbot 8 episodes, 2019
Nina Fotaras Nina Fotaras ...  The Girl 8 episodes, 2019
Stefano Fresi Stefano Fresi ...  Salvatore 8 episodes, 2019
Damian Hardung Damian Hardung ...  Adso of Melk 8 episodes, 2019
Rinat Khismatouline ...  Cardinal du Pouget 8 episodes, 2019
Max Malatesta Max Malatesta ...  Aymaro 8 episodes, 2019
Richard Sammel ...  Malachia 8 episodes, 2019
Greta Scarano ...  Anna 8 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Stender ...  Benno of Uppsala 8 episodes, 2019
John Turturro ...  William of Baskerville 8 episodes, 2019
Piotr Adamczyk ...  Severinus 7 episodes, 2019
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ...  Alinardo of Grottaferrata 7 episodes, 2019
Claudio Bigagli Claudio Bigagli ...  Gerolamo of Caffa 6 episodes, 2019
Alessio Boni ...  Dolcino 6 episodes, 2019
David Brandon ...  Hugh of Newcastle 6 episodes, 2019
Corrado Invernizzi ...  Michele of Cesena 6 episodes, 2019
Maurizio Lombardi ...  Berengar 6 episodes, 2019
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...  Nicola of Morimondo 6 episodes, 2019
Guglielmo Favilla ...  Venanzio 5 episodes, 2019
Andrea Bruschi ...  The Cook 4 episodes, 2019
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In 1327, a wise 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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4 March 2019 (Italy) See more »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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A Renaissance Story for Our Times
7 March 2019 | by afhickSee all my reviews

A lot of money has been spent on this production, and it shows. John Turturro is great, as always, and the supporting cast includes stalwarts such as Sebastian Koch, Rupert Everett, and Michael Emerson. But you might want to hold off on making the popcorn. The Name of the Rose is a big book, but Jean-Jacques Annaud showed us that it's possible to present it on film in just a couple of hours or so; nevertheless, this series has been expanded to 8 one-hour episodes. You might expect the producers would want to explore plot points from the book in greater detail, but that hasn't really happened. Instead the writers have been busy updating Eco's masterpiece to speak more directly to contemporary issues. In the first two episodes (all I've seen of the series), you can tick off feminism, immigration, torture, gay rights--you name it (perhaps your time would be better spent at the microwave after all). When it focuses on Eco's story, the series can be riveting, and I'm eager to learn more about the library. So what if Damian Hardung as Adso of Melk seems to belong to a different century?--that was also the impression I had of Christian Slater as Adso in Annaud's 1986 film, and it didn't ruin the story for me. John Turturro, on the other hand, is perfect as William of Baskerville, even if we won't be forgetting Sean Connery right away, and there's nary a hint of a Brooklyn accent in his delivery. So I guess I'm in for the long haul.


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