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Lorenzo: [after getting waken up by the nun, getting discovered that he isn't deaf and mute] Ehmm A miiiiiracle! Tindaro: [narrating about Gerbinos sex-life] There isn't much going on under his pants.
The film's Italian title Decameron Pie pays tribute to both the title of the original source inspiration and to American comedy film American Pie. It was the last film produced by Dino De Laurentiis. As in the Decameronten young Florentines take refuge from the plague.
When her parents are both taken by the dreaded plaque, she is Left with her father's debt ridden estate and finds herself being blackmailed into marriage by Gerbino de la Ratta Tim Roth who holds all the IOU's. Gerbino promises to keep Pampinea from financial ruin if she will reject a previously arranged marriage to a Russian Count Matthew Rhys and marry him instead. Lorenzo is a gambler and a rogue, always in trouble but this time he picked a fight with the wrong man and de la Ratta proclaims a vendetta against the charming vagabond.
Reading the press release for this film, on paper it had a striking appeal. Throw in a cutting edge soundtrack which included the likes of Blur, Pete Doherty, Basement Jaxx and The Kills its not hard to see what target market this film was aiming towards. For those that enjoyed the American Pie franchise this is Medieval Pie.
In the 14th century, Italy is the grip of the Black Death. A group of young Florentines Hayden Christensen, Mischa Barton seeks refuge in the countryside while the plague ravages the city. To pass the time, the refugees regale one another with fantastic tales of romance and adventure.