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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 »
Plot:
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
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 21 February 2014, 3:01 AM, PST)

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New-wave queer film: embracing the real
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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 Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)See more »
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Hota ChocolataSee more »

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7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
good film, 2 April 2006
Author: robb_lewis2001 from United Kingdom

i watched this film on film4 after the customary warnings from the announcers and the person who introduced it (mark kermode) after listening to what he said i thought lets watch it anyway, thank god, a person who makes films with good content and not afraid to add in explicit content, as an adult i was glad that i had the choice to watch such a film and not have it cut by the censors. an excellent film, worth watching. anybody wanting to learn about the secret lives many gay men have to live to have their sexuality kept secret should watch this film, it is an eye opener, we now live in the 2000's and the world has to open up to different sexuality, and not keep denigrating it, watch this film with open eyes and open your heart to the guys in the film, not all gay men act like this but secrecy is always to the fore especially for people like teachers, who a lot of people would put down if they were found out to be gay.

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