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Flavia (1974)
"Flavia, la monaca musulmana" (original title)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  January 1977 (USA)
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After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Flavia Gaetani
María Casares ...
Sister Agatha
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Abraham
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Ahmed (as Anthony Corlan)
Spiros Focás
Diego Michelotti
Raika Juri ...
Sister Livia
Jill Pratt ...
Mother Superior
Franca Grey
Laura De Marchi ...
Tarantula Cult Woman
Eduardo Filipone
Ciro Ippolito
Carla Mancini
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Giuseppe Pertile
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Storyline

Italy 1600: A convent of nuns are invaded by the Tarantula Sect on their annual pilgrimage. The cultists defile the place of worship, orgying in the chapel and desecrating the altar. One nun decides she can't take the religious oppression any longer and flees the convent upset that all the leaders are male. Written by <arviga@online.no>

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She Launched A River of BLOOD

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Flavia Gaetani: [addressing Christ on the cross] Why... why? Why is God male? The Father the Son and the Holy Ghost - all male. Even the twelve apostles. All twelve of them - males.
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Disturbingly violent, bloody and shocking period epic
31 January 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

Reportedy based on actual historical events, this disturbingly violent, bloody, and shocking period epic sustains viewer interest by creating a verisimilitude missing in the majority of films set in a remote era. Ms. Bolkan's portrayal of the rebellious nun is a tour de force. Her gradual transformation in character from an obedient if unwilling complicitor in social injustices of her day is adeptly evidenced by telling sequences: her witnessing of the hated local Duke's casual rapist activity, her forbidden love affair with a Jew, her criminal defection to the invading Moslem forces of the sensual Prince Ahmed (Anthony Corlan) There are some painfully realistic gory sequences (human flaying) in this film that are not for the squeamish, but viewers with strong stomachs and an interest in medieval history should find ample interest. Deserves to be seen, if only as an antidote to Hollywood depictions of the medieval world.


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