R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
When Michel Pastoureau pointed out that the pigs used in the film could not have pink skin, since there was no such variety at the time, the animals were dyed black, as there was no time to find others.
Voice of Adso as an Old Man:
Having reached the end of my poor sinner's life, my hair now white, I prepare to leave on this parchment my testimony as to the wondrous and terrible events that I witnessed in my youth, towards the end of the year of our Lord 1327. May God grant me...
The "Secret Passage Door" is welded with a modern welding technique not used until the late 1800 or early 1900's.
The opening credits read - A palimpsest of Umberto Eco's Novel The Name of the Rose
$494,571 (USA) (28 September 1986)