Set in Italy in 1327, the series follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damian Hardung) as they arrive at a secluded monastery in the Alps. There they become witnesses to a series of mysterious murders. While Baskerville and Melk investigate and search for the killer, they are hunted themselves by the merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticise the Pope.
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- The Name of the Rose review by AA
Based on the novel of Umberto Eco, with an international cast of actors covering the period when the Pope was based in Avignon and the role of the inquisitor excellently played by Rupert Everett who is trying to thwart an investigation by a Franciscan Monk and his novice into a series of murders at an Alpine monastery. At times I did find my mind wandering, and felt that they were trying to cover so much of the book to the detriment of the finished product.