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THE NAME OF THE ROSE

A suspenseful crime thriller set in an intriguing and gloomy medieval world with a modern take and new details to a multilayered story that can only be told in a series.

Italy, 1327: The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his novice Adso of Melk arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps, where they become witnesses of a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk are investigating and searching for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui, who prosecutes those who criticize the pope. In fact, Gui sets out to terminate the Franciscan Order itself and so, Baskerville is on the top of his list.

Genre
Based-on-Book, Thriller
2019
Director
Giacomo Battiato
Cast
John Turturro, Damian Hardung, Rupert Everett, Michael Emerson, James Cosmo, Greta Scarano, Richard Sammel, Sebastian Koch, Tcheky Karyo, Antonia Nina Fotaras
Playing Time
60 min.
Languages
English
Production Company
11 Marzo, PALOMAR PICTURES, TMG
Andrea Porporati, Nigel Williams, Giacomo Battiato
Original Author
Umberto Eco
Availability
Worldwide excl. Italy
Number of Seasons
1
Episodes
8
Broadcaster
RAI Fiction
Ratings
6.5 mio. viewers| 27.5% market share
Status
Completed

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"The production from Italy and Germany … is a refreshing alternative to other trending series. With its medieval story the thriller is not only deliciously exotic but also relevant. A big success for director Giacomo Battiato, who delivers impressing pictures."

Paperblog.fr

"The visual medieval references are in line with most current interpretations of historical series like Game of Thrones."

Le Temps

"John Turturro is amazing and Rupert Everett as cruel and bearded inquisitor is unbelievable."

Le Monde

"The first episode of the series is able to keep up with the movie, which was a box office hit."

Il Sole 24 Ore

"The cinematography is spectacular. The script, written by Andrea Porporati and Nigel Williams, convinces as much as the cast including Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung and Fabrizio Bentivoglio [and many more]."

Urbanpost

"A new adaptation with international flair"

Movieplayer.it