Breaking Free From the Office Doesn't Go So Well in This Tragicomic Banking Ad

A Cautionary Tale About Pensions From Norway's DNB

Published On
Nov 30, 2016

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In the latest ad from Norway's DNB Bank, a middle-aged office worker decides to break free from the tyranny of corporate life and splurge his pension on a longed-for trip to Peru.

It's the kind of scenario we've seen before in ads; he suddenly goes berserk, throwing the contents of his desk on the floor, breaking doors and walls as he bursts out of the office and bewildering all his colleagues. Only, this time there's a (rather tragicomic) twist.

The spot, by Try/Apt in Oslo, was directed by Bacon's Bart Timmer.