Starring: Florinda Bolkan, MarÃa Casaras, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins, Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi
Florinda Bolkan stars as Flavia, a woman forced to live the life of a nun by her demanding father. After witnessing injustices and questioning her own faith, she flees the convent in search of a better life. Her taste of freedom beyond the confines of the convent walls is cut short and she is soon recaptured, tortured and whipped for her defiance of the church. Befriending Sister Agatha, who shares her hatred of men, Flavia plots a rebellion. A bloody, violent confrontation ensues as she leads Muslim warriors to attack, rape and murder her friends in the convent. From a confused nun questioning her faith, to a violent dominating leader, Flavia’s taste of absolute power comes at a dear price. Call FLAVIA THE HERETIC what you will. A bold statement on feminism or just one of the goriest exploitation films ever made. Synapse Films is proud to present FLAVIA THE HERETIC in its complete, uncut uncensored English language version for the first time in the U.S. FLAVIA THE HERETIC is “nunsploitation” at it’s finest and a must-have for any fans of 1970s Euro-sleaze!