Napoleon And Joan of Arc Face First World Problems In Coke Light Spots

New Work Out Of Santo Takes A Humorous Look At Icons Of French History

Published On
Jan 06, 2014

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Icons of French history Napoleon Bonaparte and Joan of Arc are faced with modern-day first world problems in a wittily humorous new campaign for the Mexican market for Coca-Cola Light (Diet Coke) through Santo Buenos Aires.

Directed by Marcelo Burgos, shot in Madrid and produced by Garlic/Rebolucion, the two-spot campaign takes the line that old-fashioned heroes such as Napoleon wouldn't have coped with today's challenges. Having a mid-life crisis, taking orders from a female boss or reading a self-help book in public would have been anathema to the great Bonaparte, as would ordering a Diet Coke. (The second spot, aimed at women, focuses on Joan of Arc having to cope with the ignominies of undergoing IVF, laser hair removal and having to be nice to her partner's kids.) The message is that luckily, modern heroes and heroines can happily do so.


Jan 06, 2014
Brand :
Coca Cola Light
Client :
Coca Cola Light
Agency :
Executive Creative Director :
Maxi Anselmo
Executive Creative Director :
Sebastian Wilhelm
Executive Creative Director :
Pablo Minces
Creative Director :
Pablo Minces
Production Chief :
Jose Bustos
Producer :
Leandro Sussman
Art Director :
Juan Ignacio Etchanique
Production Company :
Director :
Marcelo Burgos
Executive Producer :
Alvaro Gorospe
Executive Producer :
Irene Nunez
Executive Producer :
Patricio Alvarez Casado
Photography :
Peter Matjasko
Art Direction :
Koldo Valles
Production Chief :
Nick Igea
Costumes :
Paco Delgado
Post Producer :
El Ranchito
Sound Director :
Music :
Jean Baptiste Lully
Editorial :
Editor :
Alejandro Santangelo

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