Flavia, la Monaca Musulmana (1974, ITA/FRA) C-101m. * D: Gianfranco Mingozzi. Starring Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Corlan (=Higgins), Spiros Fócas. Infamous classic of 'nunsploitation' is a historical drama about a 15th century nun (Bolkan), who finds herself attracted by the Muslim religion and feels repelled by the sexual activity around her. 'Plot' is merely an excuse for graphic torture scenes and nudity, when it's not boring you to death with endless close-ups of Bolkan's face. Also known as FLAVIA THE HERETIC, FLAVIA THE REBEL NUN, FLAVIA, PRIESTESS OF VIOLENCE, FLAVIA: HERETIC PREISTESS, and THE MUSLIM NUN.

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