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Taxi zum Klo
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9 January 1981 (West Germany) See more »
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The notorious hit of the New York Film Festival. See more »
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Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(18 articles)
Stranger danger: gay characters and the country don't mix
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New-wave queer film: embracing the real
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A gay classic See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Frank Ripploh 
 
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Frank Ripploh 

Produced by
Frank Ripploh .... producer
Horst Schier .... producer
Laurens Straub .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Wittstatt 
 
Cinematography by
Horst Schier 
 
Film Editing by
Gela-Marina Runne 
Matthias von Gunten 
 

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Germany:95 min | USA:98 min
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Black and White (archive footage) | Color
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Italy:VM18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (video re-rating) (2005) (uncut) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:16 (w)

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Banned in Britain upon its original release due to its graphic gay sex scenes.See more »
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Hota ChocolataSee more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A gay classic, 29 June 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Frank Ripploh wrote, directed and stars in this autobiographical movie. He's a school teacher in Germany--he's also gay but keeps that a secret from work. He's constantly on the prowl for sex (this was pre-AIDS) and finally meet Bernd. They fall in love...but Ripploh can't stop looking for sex. Will this relationship survive?

Ahead of its time. I'm surprised this movie even got MADE let alone released in 1981. I saw it when I was a closeted college student at an art cinema (the movie had an X rating here). It floored me--it showed two men CAN have a loving relationship despite problems. Also it has some very explicit sex scenes which are presented with no apology or pulling back--these scenes put "Queer As Folk" to shame. Also there's one with a very handsome man called Peter Fahrni which might test the limit for some people (he likes "golden showers").

This is a fascinating look at an early gay relationship before AIDS changed everything. Highly recommended--but not for everyone.

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