The Name Of The Rose
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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THE NAME OF THE ROSE is based on the book of the same name by Umberto Eco. The story takes place in Northern Italy, during the early 14th century. Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his novice Adso of Melk arrive at a Benedictine abbey where a mysterious death 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 – a young illuminator appears to have committed suicide. 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.

The film will be screened with German and French subtitles.

Please note:  On June 29 at 7:30 PM this film (127 Min.) will be screened during the event CineMerit Award: Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Filmmakers Live with director Jean-Jacques Annaud

tags: Literature, Feature film, Thriller, Crime/Murder

Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, Michael Lonsdale


Screenplay: Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach, Howard Franklin, Alain Godard

Original Material: Umberto Eco

Director of Photography: Tonino Delli Colli

Film Editor: Jane Seitz

Composer: James Horner

Production Designer: Dante Ferretti

Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci

Sound: Frank Jahn

Producer: Bernd Eichinger, Bernd Schaefers

Production Company: Neue Constantin Film Produktion GmbH

Co-Producer: Franco Cristaldi, Alexandre Mnouchkine

Co-Production Company: Cristaldifilm S.r.l., Ariane-Film

Distributor: Constantin Film Verleih GmbH

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud