• Jan 14, 2011
Banned Dacia Duster ad – Click above to watch video after the jump

Let's just start by saying that the ad in the video after the jump contains some not-so-safe-for-work language and a couple of crude body gestures. Dacia evidently worked up an ad for its Duster that was intended to underscore the great bargain that its pint-sized SUV represents. In the process, the company managed to alienate an entire nationality and portray its dealers as a pack of bloodthirsty, vulgar thieves willing to yank the shirt off your back and insult your wife. Would you be surprised if we told you that this particular spot was apparently banned? We didn't think so.

Still, if you're an admirer of the art of stringing together obscure profanity, you'll likely get a chuckle out of this unconventional ad. Hey, no one ever accused us of being the classiest kids on the block. Hit the jump to take a look for yourself, just remember to plug in those earphones if you're on the clock. Thanks for the tip, cornel001!



[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn, that was a cool commercial. But not better than the great FERD F-Teen Thousand commercial.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! With Google walking away for everywhere, about photos, history and translations, it's interesting how people still make mistakes about brands, already don't know some regionals vehicles or worse: don't care about it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I sent the tip and, as I wrote there, this isnt banned per-se becouse it wasnt intended to be aired on TV nor it was officially supported by Renault/Dacia, so it couldnt be banned anyway, but its mere an exercise by an ad company. But we can put it on "banned ads" category, becouse its content. However it still had success on internet and stirred lot of controversy. However its the first time I see a Lancia reference, must be a mistake. (excuse if i'm bad at english)
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was brilliant on many levels. must watch again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys, you've forgot to note that isn't an official advert, Dacia denied any link with it. It was made in Holland by Artcore

      Here is the production team:
      Production company: Artcore
      Director: Berend Boorsma
      Producer: Stefany Rietkerk
      Production Manager: Christine Anderton
      1st AD: Roel Boorsma
      D.O.P.: Philip van Volsum
      1st ASS Camera: Alex Hollay
      Gaffer: Erno Das
      Grip: Frans Leiwakabessy
      Sound Recordist: Peter Westbroek
      Art Director: Nedda Nagel
      Make-up: Eugenie Abrahams
      Styling: Nicole de Werk
      Location Management: Mike Kuijper
      Script Continuity: Maaike Boorsma
      VTR: Rio Kierkels
      Catering: Quiscene

      Edit: Vava Tungsten
      Sound: Studio de Keuken
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lancia? What the f... , it 's a Dacia. Build in Romania not Italy! You wanke.. They used to build old Renault models. But great add, see a Romanian movie and you get this better. I laughed.
      Intercessor69
      • 4 Years Ago
      They stupe that low to sell a lousy car?! That is sad.
      The ad is not funny at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      >hey guys I read in the title that it was banned so I'm gonna say it actually was like a tool, thus spreading some BS helping a the oddly-but-not-so-oddly-considering-what-I-just-said long video go viral.

      You know it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      weird.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Please stop calling it a Lancia. It's an upsetting thought!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dacia Lancia? Come on Zach, come on come on!

      I find the ad vulgar and not funny.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Strange definitely does it for me. As an ad for selling cars it's useless. A couple of amusing moments and, as noted by incyphe, the salesman is played to perfection. In the end, it just doesn't go anywhere. Why'd they bother?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Joe Isuzu.

        'nuff said
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