Flavia The Heretic

Synapse Films   (1974) / Region 1
Flavia The Heretic

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Changed By God And Man...Into A Priestess Of Violence!

Florinda Bolkan stars as Flavia, a woman 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, 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 and female independence or a just one of the goriest exploitation films ever made. Synapse Films, in conjunction with International Media Films, is proud to present Flavia the Heretic in its complete, uncensored English version for the first time in the U.S. All the nudity, violence, torture and over-the-top gore effects have been restored to finally give Euro-cult fans a beautiful version of this controversial classic! With a haunting music score from Academy Award winning composer, Nicola Piovani, Flavia the Heretic is "nunsploitation" at its finest and a must-have for any fans of 1970s Euro-sleaze!


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 12 2003
  • Production Year 1974
  • Empire SKU 474404
  • UPC Code 654930302491
  • Studio  Synapse Films
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL


Video interview with Flavia star Florinda Bolkan

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  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

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