A Man Has a Transformative Journey During a Ride on Swedish Railways

A Metaphorical Take on Transportation From TBWA/Stockholm

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Mar 01, 2017

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A passenger undertakes a journey that's both physical and metaphorical in a new spot from Sweden promoting SJ (Swedish Railways).

The ad, by TBWA/Stockholm opens on a middle-aged man sitting in a train carriage looking contemplatively out of the window at the scenery. As the journey progresses, he puts on a pair of earrings, then paints his nails. Eventually he gets up to move carriage, and steps into another car as a full-fledged, beautiful woman. As she emerges confidentally at the destination, the film ends with the words: "Whoever. Wherever."

The spot, directed by Anders Hallberg at B-Reel Films Stockholm, is set to a haunting track, Ida Redig's poignant cover of Swedish '90s dance hit "This Is The Way" by Eurodance musician E-Type.

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Mar 01, 2017
Agency Team:
Johannes Ivarsson
SJ - Swedish Railways
Agency Team:
Alexander Fredlund
Agency Team:
Per Olholt
Agency Team:
Pernille Nylen-Janze
Agency Team:
Kalle Widgren
Anders Hallberg
Production Company:
B-Reel Films Stockholm

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