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Name Of The Rose, The (1986)

Sean Connery is William of Baskerville, a Franciscan Sherlock Holmes – with Christian Slater as his young apprentice – who is trying to solve the mystery of a series of murders in a monastery.

Connery has just the right mix of humour and gravitas to make him an ideal guide.

The monks, with F Murray Abraham as a bald-pated, bearded inquisitor and Michel Lonsdale as an ambiguous abbot, are a wonderful collection of Breughelesque grotesques.

Most impressive are the claustrophobic sets, especially the labyrinthine library.

Sean Connery
Christian Slater
F Murray Abraham
Michel Lonsdale
Feodor Chaliapine Jr

Jean-Jacques Annaud