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Watch a Car and a Truck Reenact 'Dirty Dancing' in This Very Funny German Mercedes Ad

Spoiler Alert: A Vito Van Is Born of Their Love

Published on Oct 09, 2014

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From Germany comes an ad for Mercedes that tries to recreate the sexual chemistry between Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in "Dirty Dancing" ... with a car and a truck. The vehicles perform a kind of motorized street dance to the strains of Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the hit '80s movie. Headlights flash, brakes squeal and eventually they, er, consummate their love (cover your eyes). Some time later, there's a love-child: the Mercedes Vito van, along with the tagline "Born from our boldest genes."

Swedish director Robert Nylund directed for German production firm Cobblestone and Hamburg agency Lukas Lindemann Rosinski.

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Credits

Date
Oct 09, 2014
Agency:
Lukas Lindemann Rosinski Hamburg
Chief Creative Officer:
Arno Lindemann
Client:
Mercedes
Creative Director:
Henry Bose
Creative Director:
Philip Simon
Head of Strategy:
Achim Rietze
Agency Producer:
Henning Rieseweber
Production Company:
Cobblestone Filmproduktion GmbH - Hamburg
Director:
Robert Nylund
DOP:
Par M. Ekberg
Executive Producer:
Pieter Lony
Editor:
Johan Wik
Post Production:
Cobblestone Filmproduktion GmbH - Hamburg
Sound Design:
German Wahnsinn Team - Hamburg
Sound Editor:
Philipp Feit
Music Stylist:
Jesper Gardeberg
Music:
"(I've Had) the Time of My Life"
Artist:
Bill Medley
Artist:
Jennifer Warnes

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