Somewhere, out there, the ad that you’re about to see below, has been pulled out of the Television distribution. Why? because it allegedly shows the effects of illegal substances on the human body.
Are you familiar with the commercial? If not, please do click on play and ponder on the subject. The video is actually an ad campaign for the latest Yves Saint Laurent perfume YSL Belle D’Opium and is starring Melanie Thierry, a 29yo French actress you may be familiar with from Babylon A.D and, more recently, The Princess of Montpensier. The director is Romain Gavras (yes, as in the son of Costa – Gavras) and the music was composed by Nitin Sawhney and choreographed by Akram Khan.
Also: is it just me who feels terribly inspired by dancing scenes?