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Flavia, the Heretic ()

Flavia, la monaca musulmana (original title)
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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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Flavia Gaetani
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Sister Agatha
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Abraham
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Ahmed (as Anthony Corlan)
Spiros Focás ...
the French Duke
Diego Michelotti ...
Flavia's Father
Raika Juri ...
Sister Livia
Jill Pratt ...
Mother Superior
Franca Grey ...
Village Girl
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Tarantula Cult Woman
Eduardo Filipone
Ciro Ippolito
Carla Mancini
Luigi Antonio Guerra
Giuseppe Pertile ...
Bishop
Guido Celano ...
Man who prepares the decoction
Stefano Trabalza
Valentino Macchi ...
Impaled Friar
Maria Teresa Piaggio
Jole Silvani
Agnès Nobecourt ...
(as Marie Agnès Nobecourt)

Directed by

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Gianfranco Mingozzi

Written by

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Bruno Di Geronimo ... (screenplay)
 
Gianfranco Mingozzi ... (screenplay)
 
Fabrizio Onofri ... (screenplay)
 
Sergio Tau ... (screenplay)
 
Sergio Tau ... (story)
 
Francesco Vietri ... (story)
 
Raniero di Giovanbattista ... (story)

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Raniero di Giovanbattista ... executive producer
Gianfranco Mingozzi ... producer

Music by

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Nicola Piovani

Cinematography by

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Alfio Contini

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Ruggero Mastroianni

Set Decoration by

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Guido Josia

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Guido Josia

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Mario Michisanti ... makeup artist

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Teodoro Corrà ... production manager (as Teodoro Agrimi)

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Cesare Landricina ... assistant director
Claudio Ventura ... assistant director

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Sandro Tamborra ... camera operator (as Alessandro Tambarra)

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Bruno Di Bartolomei ... production accountant
Alfredo Petri ... production secretary
Daniela Tonti ... continuity

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Flavia la défroquée (France)
  • Flavia: Heretic Priestess (United States)
  • Flavia, the Heretic (United States)
  • Flavia, the Heretic (World-wide, English title)
  • Flavia the Heretic (United Kingdom)
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  • 96 min
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Goofs The movie takes place in Italy circa 1400. At one moment Flavia and Abraham are on the beach eating roasted ears of corn. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Real Blue Nuns (2006). See more »
Quotes 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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