The cold, artificial promises and deceptions of Neoliberalism and the effect it places on the social order. Emotional detachment in a world driven by capital that disrupts our social nature inevitably breeding despondency, conflict, and degradation. The abusive ex-husband is figuratively speaking, a response to the diaspora and economic solubility of our times in which the social rests beneath the economic on the societal hierarchy. Petzold's formal rigor and precise style perfectly elucidate the thematic intentions of this film, one in which the attempt to find connection or sensuality feels like a fleeting conception in this state of modernity where the body itself has been supplanted by the quest for economic growth. The last film in Christian Petzold's "Ghost trilogy" in many ways is a perfect conclusion.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.