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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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Stranger danger: gay characters and the country don't mix
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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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References Cabaret (1972)See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of Its Time, 6 March 1999
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio USA

"Taxi zum Klo" does not enjoy that great a reputation, due to its explicitness and "amoral" (some would say "immoral") values. Yet, I have the feeling that this film, while by no means great, is not all that bad either. The director-star chose to bare his sentiments in this public forum, and has done so with forthrightness. I picked this film in video form from the shelves of a public library. This suggests that given the passing of time, it will be even more readily available, and that viewers will take it all rather routinely. The film has a point of view and an honesty to it. The leading character may not be one's personal choice for a "hero," yet the fact that this is reportedly autobiographical allows the viewer individual options. As for the film's being "banned," this promises to be yet another futile effort in censorship, which seems largely based on the personal fears of the censors. One thing is for sure, once one sees "Taxi zum Ko," one never quite forgets it.

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