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An erotic comedy making fun of the historical and sexual stereotypes. The film is also known as 'Decameron Pie' - and, indeed, it could be summarized as: Decameron (yes, the one with the plague in Florence) meets American Pie (yes, the one with Stifler), and the link between both works is the obsession on virginity. Even though in general the plot does not make much sense, it contains numerous references to Boccaccio's work - especially to the first story told during the third day. The style of humour is close to that from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (though a little bit subtler), including sudden appearances of supernatural entities which look like painted on the sky's surface.


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  • Anachronism Stew: Omnipresent (this underlines the mix of conventions in the film).
  • Arranged Marriage: Between Pampinea and the Count.
  • Bad Habits: The narrator, whose career path begins at thieving and then painting religious frescoes, only for him to become a self-proclaimed priest.
  • Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: A rare male example with Lorenzo and the two nuns, who have him bathe before joining him.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Invoked by Melissa and Filomena in the trick which they conceived in order to escape from the bandits' camp.
  • The Casanova: Lorenzo, who has sex with multiple nuns over the course of the film. It helps that he's a handsome young man, probably the only male they have contact with.
  • Cleaning Up Romantic Loose Ends: At the end of the film, Dimitri comes to marry Pampinea, driving a wedge between her and Lorenzo. Yet then it turns out he mistook her with Elissa (whom he had sex with and now loves). After that however, Lorenzo is reluctant to marry her either as he's still pining for the mysterious "nun" who kissed him. Yet this turns out to be Pampinea, so everyone ends up with the one they love.
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  • Confessional: Gerbino and Pampinea make confessions before their wedding, though the "priest" they're confessing to is really a fake.
  • Corrupt Church: Not less than Boccaccio's work, most clergy in the film appear pretty indifferent to their whole vocation, happily breaking the vows they took by having sex.
  • Fanservice: The film has a lot. First there's the nuns who disrobe to have sex with Lorenzo. Elissa did a striptease for the bandit chief who captured her, then comes out of the river completely naked later.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Pampinea's jealousy triggered the events which forced Lorenzo to abandon the convent.
  • Groin Attack: The abbess fakes that one is about to happen against Lorenzo when he's dozing, so he'll panic and cry out, proving he's really not a deaf-mute.
  • Long List: Dimitri insists on listing his long name, title, his father's title, that he's his father's first son etc. every time he meets someone.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Lorenzo and Pampinea (alias the Perfectly Kissing Nun).
  • Male Frontal Nudity: The bandits drop their pants, at Elissa's urging, so she and Filomena can "take a look at the tackle". It's just a ploy for them to escape when she incites the men into fighting over the pair.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Elissa, who does a striptease in one scene, then emerges from the river nude later.
  • Naughty Nuns: Lorenzo receives shelter in a convent by pretending he's deaf and mute, after which they provide him work there as a gardener. He soon sleeps with a number of the young nuns, until Pampinea (who's tracked him down) tells the abbess the truth, making him abandon it.
  • Not Quite Dead: Lorenzo, after his having been stricken on the neck with Gerbino's sword.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Lorenzo pretends he's deaf and mute so he can stay in a convent. He uses it as an opportunity to have sex with a number of the nuns until Pampinea exposes his ruse to the abbess.
  • Sex Slave: This is the fate the bandits have in store for Elissa and Felomena, but the former finds them a way to escape before it can happen.
  • Skip to the End: Gerbino, during his wedding.
  • Supernatural Aid: Strongly subverted - when the characters hear voices or have visions, it is usually their own self-preservation instinct, and even though some events are interpreted as miracles by the characters, none of them really is one.
  • Teeny Weenie: One of the bandits is very small, and mocked for it roundly.
  • Threeway Sex: Lorenzo is bathing when two nuns get in the tub with him and they have sex. Later on another pair come into his room for this too.

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