Nandos Last Dictator Standing

Nando’s South Africa has launched “Last Dictator Standing”, a television commercial that hits a funny nerve by tapping into the spirit of our times. In Last Dictator Standing, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, with a retouched painting of Napoleon behind him, reflects on his fun times had with the fellow dictators who now won’t be turning up for dinner. “No one should ever have to eat alone…”. Keep an eye out for Muammar Gaddafi, Sadam Hussein, Mao Zedong, PW Botha and Idi Amin.

Nando's Last Dictator Standing

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Last Dictator Standing Credits

The Last Dictator Standing campaign was developed at Black River F.C, Johannesburg, by executive creative director Ahmed Tilly, creative director Suhana Gordhan, agency producer Iolanthe Grobler, art director Monde Siphamla, copywriter Nhlanhla Ngcobo.

Filming was shot by director Dean Blumberg via Bouffant, Johannesburg, with director of photography Willie Nel, art director Andrew Chandler, producers Melina McDonald and Chanelle Critchfield.

Post production was done at Left Post Production by editor Saki Bergh. Visual effects were produced at Blade Works by Flame operator Paul Marangos.

“Those Were The Days”, sung by Mary Hopkin, was arranged by Alun Richards at Cut & Paste Generation. The song is an English version of the Russian song, “Dorogoj Dlinnoju” (By the Long Road).