Sign In. Edit The Name of the Rose Showing all 52 items. Sir Sean Connery 's career was at such a low point when he read for the role that Columbia Pictures refused to finance this movie when director Jean-Jacques Annaud cast him as William von Baskerville. During his interview and director's commentary on the DVD, Jean-Jacques Annaud reported that after year-old Christian Slater had been cast as Adso of Melk, he was asked to read with three actresses auditioning for the role of "The Girl".
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The Name of the Rose
It was, however, a smash hit in Europe, and most of the rest of the world, and garnered many awards in Europe. It is a European sort of film. The pace is leisurely, the tone is dark, the locations perfect, and the story is complex, and is not spoon fed to the viewer. Christian Slater's buns are also visible briefly, and there may be an appearance from L'il Christian in one or two frames. When he arrives at the monastery actually Kloster Erbach in Germany , there has been a mysterious death which is being attributed to the devil. William of Baskerville his name one of many nods to Conan Doyle is called upon the solve the mystery. I am going to strongly recommend this film, so don't wish to give away any plot details.
THE NAME OF THE ROSE  [HCF REWIND]
Northern Italy, during the early 14th century. Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his novice Adso of Melk arrive at a Benedictine abbey where a mysterious suicide has occurred ahead of an important theological Church conference. William, known for his deductive and analytic mind, confronts the worried Abbot and gains permission to investigate the death. Over the next few days, several other bizarre deaths occur, and the two gradually discover that everything is not what it seems in the abbey….
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