Flavia the Heretic

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Flavia the Heretic
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Directed byGianfranco Mingozzi
Written byGianfranco Mingozzi, Fabrizio Onofri, Sergio Tau, Raniero di Giovanbattista, Francesco Vietri
StarringFlorinda Bolkan
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyAlfio Contini
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Release date
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryItaly / France

Flavia the Heretic (Italian: Flavia, la monaca musulmana, originally released in the UK as Rebel Nun) is a French co-produced Italian nunsploitation film directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi and released in 1974.[1]


Set in Apulia during Ottoman invasion of Otranto, the film tells the story of Flavia (Florinda Bolkan), a middle-aged nun who collaborates with the invaders' leader Ahmed (Anthony Higgins as Anthony Corlan) to avenge her past misfortunes.



  1. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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