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According to TheOtherWiki, ''Flesh and Blood'' (stylized as ''Flesh + Blood'') is a dramatic adventure film by ''Creator/PaulVerhoeven'', set in TheRenaissance (in Italy, it seems) though the themes are more typical of TheMiddleAges and often is called a medieval drama. It is the first American movie by this Dutch director.

The movie centers around a gang of mercenaries and thieves leaded by Martin which foundend themselves in an ArmyOfThievesAndWhores, which their noble employer [[UngratefulBastard refuses to pay after have used them to regain a city]].
The ungrateful nobleman is Arnolfini whose son Steven is an {{Adorkable}} but [[NerdsAreSexy attractive]] youngman who is interested more in [[RenaissanceMan learning]] than fighting and whoring unlike most of the people he hangs out with.
His father has settled his marriage with a beautiful, highborn and virgin young girl and he's not interested at all until, you 'now, he sees her. Agnes (so this is how the lady is called) is beautiful and very interested in learning how [[FilleFatale seduce men and enjoy love]]. While they are enjoying their blossoming romance, they are caught by Martin's gang who starts a fight with Arnolfini's men and robs them. Agnes founds herself unfortunately hidden in the gang's chariot, and when they discover her, she's [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by Martin who's manipulated by Agnes in falling and caring for her (though the attraction is somewhat mutual) and so he wants to [[CrazyJealousGuy keep her to himself]].
Steven does not give up and tries to regain his girlfriend [[StormingTheCastle storming the castle where she hides in]], while we don't know how much exactly Agnes is manipulating Martin to stay alive until the very end.

!!This film contains exemples of:

* EightiesHair: [[BowtiesAreCool They were cool]] even in TheRenaissance!
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Obviously what drives Agnes' attraction to Martin.
* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: Martin and Agnes reunites, but Agnes sees Martin being alive and says nothing to Steven, leaving open if Martin will come back or not.]]
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Martin gives one to Agnes [[spoiler: before trying to kill her.]]
%%* AristocratsAreEvil
%%* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: TruthInTelevision, obviously.
* ArrangedMarriage: Agnes and Steven, and he's not pleased... [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage initially]].
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: After Steven's wife is kidnapped by mercenaries, he and his father go to the mercenaries' former commander Hawkwood. Steven bullies him into helping get her back by threatening the woman Hawkwood is caring for. As Steven has been portrayed up till now as rather bookish and ineffectual, his father laughs and notes with approval, "You're as ruthless as I am!" Steven just replies grimly, "When I have to be."
%%* BadassBookWorm: Steven becomes one.
* BettyAndVeronica: Agnes is desired by noble gentleman Steven and adventurous mercenary Martin.
%%* TheBlackDeath
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Martin, and Agnes is almost a female example.
* BookEnds: Opens and cloese with a siege.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: When Agnes' handmaid is having sex with a soldier and she spies them.
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Agnes, at some point.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Celine to Martin, and she's the first to notice his affection towards Agnes.
%%* CrazyJealousGuy: Martin developes into one.
* CreepyChild: Anna's son, who plays drums while watching a girl being raped.
%%* DamselInDistress: Deconstructed with Agnes.
* DeathByIrony: The Cardinal [[spoiler: gets stabbed by the St. Martin statue.]]
%%* {{Fanservice}}: Guess from who.
* FilleFatale: Agnes developes in one since her early scenes. Later combined with TheVamp.
* TheFundamentalist: The SinisterMinister who joins the gang.
%%* HandsomeLech: Martin
* IfICantHaveYou: Martin says that if he can't have Agnes he prefers rather killing her [[spoiler: and almost does so.]]
* IWillFindYou: Steven spends most of the movie trying to get Agnes again.
* IllGirl: The girl who lived in the castle that Martin sacked.
%%* InfantImmortality: Cruelly averted.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Martin is an unrepentant rapist and villain, and escapes free with his loot at the end.]]
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: All the members of the gang except Martin]].
* ManipulativeBitch: It's shown that Agnes is basically a manipulative girl since the beginning, when she lures her servant to show her how she has sex with a man, then seduces Steven who initially refused to be engaged, ''and then'' manipulates Martin in taking her for himself so she won't be gang-raped.
* NaughtyUnderTheTable: Agnes uses what appear to be near-prehensile toes to great effect vis-a-vis Martin's codpiece.
%%* NoHonorAmongThieves
%%* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: A nightmarish one.
%%* RapePillageAndBurn: Lot of this.
%%* TheRenaissance
* ScreamingBirth: Celine carries a child who turns out to be stillborn.
* SonOfAWhore: Anna's son and Celine's stillborn one.
* SinisterMinister: The priest who is with Martin's gang and believes them to be protected by St. Martin.
* StockholmSyndrome: It's not clear how much Agnes fakes it.
%%* StormingTheCastle
%%* TheVamp: Oh, Agnes!
* VillainousCrush: The source of all troubles for Martin.
* VirginPower: What attracts Martin in Agnes
* WomanInWhite: Agnes and Martin, who were at the beginning in red.