14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.
- Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
- Studio: RAI, ZDF, Les Films Ariane, Cristaldifilm
- Keyword: christianity, library, inquisition, monk, poison, secret passage, based on novel or book, horror, religion, labyrinth, rich, middle ages, persecution, medieval, franciscan, burned at the stake, poor, murder mystery, grotesque, theological debate, 14th century, master disciple relationship, umberto eco
- Cast: Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin, Michael Lonsdale