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According to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, ''Flesh+Blood'' is a 1985 dramatic adventure film directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven, set in UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance (in Italy, it seems) though the themes are more typical of TheMiddleAges and often is called a medieval drama. The first American movie from Dutch director Verhoeven, it stars Creator/RutgerHauer and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh.

The movie centers around a gang of mercenaries and thieves lead by Martin (Hauer), who find 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]] young man who is interested more in [[RenaissanceMan learning]] than fighting and whoring, unlike most of the people he hangs out with.
His father has arranged his marriage with a beautiful, highborn and virgin young girl named Agnes (Leigh), but Steven is not interested at all until, y'know, he sees her. Agnes 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 start a fight with Arnolfini's men and rob 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.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* EightiesHair: They were cool even in UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance!
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Obviously what drives Agnes' attraction to Martin.
* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:Steven and Agnes reunite, 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: The noble Arnolfini does not keep his promise to let the mercenaries plunder the city. Instead, he orders his soldiers to disarm them and to chase them out of the city.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: The gang of Martin is made of misfits, prostitutes and their children, a crank priest... and they fight as mercenaries for Arnolfini.
* 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 is mainly interested in studying, but he can fight too. During the opening battle, he wanted to fight, but his father prevented him from it. After Agnes is kidnapped, he leads the attack against the mercenaries and he uses his scientific knowledge in the battle.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The final fight between Martin, Steven and Agnes happens as the castle is in fire.
* BettyAndVeronica: Agnes is desired by noble gentleman Steven and adventurous mercenary Martin.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Steven attacks Martin when he is trying to strangle Agnes.
** Agnes knocks Martin out when he is trying to drown Steven.
* TheBlackDeath: There is an epidemic of plague. Hawkwood is infected but survives. Many of the thieves die from it after being infected by Hawkwood, who has catapulted body parts of an infected dog in the castle.
* BookEnds: Opens and cloese with a siege.
* TheCavalry: In the end, Steven is chained and Martin is in the well, so Agnes is alone with the mercenaries with nobody to protect her. Then Arnolfini returns with an army and besieges the castle.
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Agnes, at some point.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Celine to Martin, and she's the first to notice his affection towards Agnes.
* CrazyJealousGuy: When he realizes that Steven will recover Agnes, Martin confesses that he loves her, then he tries to kill her.
* CreepyChild: Anna's son, who plays drums while watching a girl being raped.
* DamselInDistress: Agnes is kidnapped by a gang of thieves and Steven, his father and Hawkwood fight to deliver her. {{Subverted|Trope}} because Agnes suffers from some form of StockholmSyndrome: she has feelings for her kidnapper, Martin. Also subverted because she saves her saviour, Steven, when Martin tries to drown him.
* DeathByIrony: The Cardinal [[spoiler: gets stabbed by the St. Martin statue.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Agnes (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is often nude. The bath scene is of particular note. Polly (Marina Saura) is also often topless.
* 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.]]
* InterruptedIntimacy: When Agnes' handmaid is having sex with a soldier, Agnes spies them, then interrupts them.
* 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|Trope}}. Little John, the boy who is part of the gang of thieves dies from the plague.
* 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: There are tensions inside the gang of thieves: Celine is jealous because Martin is attracted to Agnes; Karsthans would like to rape Agnes and he is not happy that Martin wants to keep her for himself; in the end, the thieves hold Martin responsible for the plague and hurl him into the well.
%%* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: A nightmarish one.
%%* RapePillageAndBurn: Lot of this.
* 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.
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