The Name Of The Rose
In 1327, when Christendom was divided between the authority of Pope John XXII and that of Emperor Louis IV of the Holy Roman Empire, the ex-inquisitor Guillaume de Baskerville went to a Benedictine abbey, located between Provence and Liguria, accompanied by his young secretary Adso who is the narrator of the plot. In a climate of theological conflict between the Franciscans and the pontifical authority over the poverty of Christ - serving primarily as a front for the political conflict between the pope and the emperor - the former inquisitor must investigate, at the request of the Abbe, on the suspicious death of one of the monks. Quickly, what many seemed to consider as suicide is becoming more and more disturbing.
The Name Of The Rose season 1 offers the viewer an unusual setting for a television show. The action takes place in Benedictine monastery in the XIV century. There is a series of mysterious suicides (or nevertheless murders) of monks here, in the north of Italy. Vatican sends William of Baskerville (John Turturro) to investigate the incident. Brother William is known as a scholar, and in the past was a famous inquisitor. He also has a secret mission - to prepare a meeting for Pope of Rome and the emperor of France.Read more »