Sunday, August 28, 2011

Die Toten Hosen: Auflosen

This is a music video (in German without English subtitles), directed by Wim Wenders in 2009, for the song "Auflosen" by the group Die Toten Hosen from their album "In Aller Stille".

The couple in this music video obviously enjoy visiting each other but for some reason have chosen not to live together. She has a larger loft space than his hotel room and perhaps she requires "space" for herself, just as she writes in a journal which is a personal activity and space he is excluded from. Even though they seem to wait boring hours for each other, perhaps they fear that if they live together or marry, another sort of negative quality would emerge where they'd rather be dead, as might be indicated by the brief shot of the couple shooting themselves in the head in silhouette when they stand together in the same window frame. At another point, the couple is framed again in a window whose pane comes between them. Throughout the video, they are together, yet separate.