The movie The Name of the Rose was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and released in the year 1986. It is based on a book of the same title by Umberto Eco. The film is co-produced by Bernd Eichinger, Franco Cristaldi and others; and its screenplay is handled by the quartet of Andrew Birkin, Gerard Brach, Howard Franklin and Alain Godard. The music is handled by James Hornner. Produced with a budget of $17 millions, the film grossed four times this amount.
Set in Medieval Europe, this murder mystery revolves around the character of Willam of Baskerville, played by Sean Connery. The storyline spans events during the course of one week in 14th Century Northern Italy. In the wake of a mysterious death at the Benedictine Abbey, the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his aide Adso of Melk arrive at the scene to conduct investigations. The body of the young illuminator Adelmo was found under a tower window which is sealed permanently. While . . . Read More