Movie of the Week: November 2, 2020 – In honor of Sir Thomas Sean Connery – The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose was directed in 1986 by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starred Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, and Michael Lonsdale. In the Middle Ages, a purely rational yet witty monk, William, and his young trainee, Adso, come to a Roman monastery that’s experiencing some unusual deaths. As more murders occur, William follows the clues leading to the library where the books connected to the murderer have been hidden. Adso, meanwhile, is stuck between finding the knowledge of the forbidden books and pursuing a forbidden love.

Obituary: Sir Sean Connery

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Sean Connery

Director Jean-Jacques Annaud

Christian Slater

Helmut Qualtinger

Elya Baskin

Michael Lonsdale