In 14th century Florence, Italy, Pampinea Anastagi (Mischa Barton) is living a blissful uncomplicated life as the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic family until the Black Plague changes everything. 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.
Meanwhile, Lorenzo de Lamberti (Hayden Christensen) has already had his own run in with de la Ratta. 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. Lorenzo is also secretly infatuated with Pampinea, someone he feels is out of reach. He finally leaves the city and escapes Gerbino's men by hiding in a nearby convent.
Coincidently, Pampinea also escapes Gerbino by hiding in the very same convent.
A little jealousy comes into play as Pampinea hears of Lorenzo's sexual exploits within the convent walls. While blindfolded, Lorenzo receives a kiss that captures his heart and he falls in love but doesn't know with whom. Meanwhile Pampinea must decide how to solve the dilemma of three suitors and only one true love.
Virgin Territory is a cross between something out of Monty Python and A Knight's Tale and the contemporary movie American Pie. Based on the Decameron, the 14 Century literary work by Giovanni Bocaccio, Virgin Territory is an irreverent medieval comic romp with many tales of sexual escapades, action and romance woven into the central story of Lorenzo and Pampinea.
Virgin Territory comes to DVD in the US August 26, 2008 and is theaters now in Europe and coming soon elsewhere. The DVD is unrated but contains adult themes, strong language, violence, sexual situations and nudity.
August 22, 2008 - Rome - A film by British director David Leland updating one of Italy's most famous literary works in the style of Hollywood gross-out movies is to open in Italy next month. Decameron Pie, which takes its name and a slice of inspiration from teen comedy blockbuster American Pie, is a retelling of the famously ribald Decameron stories by 14th-century poet Giovanni Boccaccio.
Mischa Barton and Tim Roth star in the film loosely based on Boccaccio's lively collection of stories, in which sexual misadventures were a frequent theme. Italian pin-up actresses Elisabetta Canalis and Anna Galiena appear as naughty nuns keen to be seduced by hero Hayden Christensen, the Canadian actor who played the young Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.
Decameron Pie will be in Italian cinemas from September 5. (by Fiona Winward). (ANSA) Read More....
Lorenzo Runs - I've put together a slideshow of pictures and set it to the music score of Ilan Eshkeri from the soundtrack of Virgin Territory.
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Virgin Territory International Posters and DVD Covers. Click to Enlarge
lan Eshkeri wrote a rousing film score with a contemporary rock feel. The movie also contains modern music from various artists not likely to be included in the soundtrack, giving a lighthearted comic feel to the film.
Beautiful scenes and vistas courtesy of the Tuscan countryside and locations in historic Italy were filmed by cinematogrpaher Ben Davis.
Well known designer Roberto Cavali created 150 costumes for the period comedy which will be featured in the extras on the Virgin Territory DVD.