This 1970's, Euro-sleaze, cult favorite tells the tale of an unwilling young woman called Flavia (Florinda Bolkan) who is forced by her very strict father into a convent to become a nun. Experiencing hurtful injustices and wrongdoings leads Flavia to begin questioning her faith and planning an escape to a better life. Once free, she is captured, tortured, and flogged for disobeying orders. Back in the convent, Flavia finds a friend in Sister Agatha and the two begin to plot revenge on the church in the worst way imaginable. They soon summon the help of Muslim warriors who eventually carry out some of the most violent and horrific murders known to organized religion. Flavia's revenge, however, does not come without a price. FLAVIA THE HERETIC is well-known for it's statement on feminism as well as the innovative special effects. The haunting score was written by award-winning composer Nicola Piovani.