This is a commercial ad of Volvo Trucks. This commercial was released in November 2013 in Sweden. Under the title of “Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme”.
Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme carry out his famous split between two reversing trucks. Never done before, JCVD says it’s the most epic of splits — what do you think? Filmed in Spain on a closed-off landing field at sunrise in one take.
This live test was set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering — a world first technology that makes the new Volvo FM easier to drive.
It was done by Forsman Bodenfors, Gothenburg advertising agency. And, the commercial by Production Company is Smuggler and is directed by Andreas Nilsson.
I’ve had my ups and downs.
My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds.
That’s what made me what I am today.
Now I stand here before you.
What you see is a body crafted to perfection.
A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits.
♬Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose
This test was set up to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering
It was carried out by professionals in a closed-off area
In addition, the official Youtube channel of Enya provides the official music video of this song “Only Time”.
Watch the whole advertisement here.
Volvo Trucks: The Epic Split featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Cannes Lions 2014)
Released: November 2013
Advertising Agency: Forsman Bodenfors, Gothenburg
Production company: Smuggler
Director: Andreas Nilsson
Producer: Ray Leakey
Post production: The Mill
Sound design: 750
Music: Wooly Bully by Sam The Sham & Pharaohs
Stunt Coordinator: Peter Pedrero
Actor: Jean-Claude Van Damme (Belgian actor)
Music: Only Time by Enya