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Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Gripping, atmospheric adaptation of Umberto Eco's classic novel set in the Middle Ages. In a secluded Benedictine monastery, where a council of Dominicans and Franciscans is assembling, a murder is committed. One of the Franciscan delegates, William of Baskerville, turns sleuth to unravel the sinister events.

As he and his apprentice, Adso von Melk, delve deeper and deeper into the case, more dead bodies turn up, and there is an ever-growing sense of corruption. But who or what is The Rose?

Last on

Tue 1 Oct 2013 00:35 BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

Credits

Wiliam of Baskerville
Sean Connery
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Bernardo Gui
F Murray Abraham
Adso of Melk
Christian Slater
Severinus
Elya Baskin
The Abbot
Michael Lonsdale
Salvatore
Ron Perlman
Remigio da Varagine
Helmut Qualtinger
Producer
Bernd Eichinger
Writer
Andrew Birkin
Writer
Umberto Eco
The Girl
Valentina Vargas
Jorge de Burgos
Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Ubertino de Casale
William Hickey

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