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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
 (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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Gay Berlin 1980-zoomy nutty glamor of gay life explicit details. See more (13 total) »

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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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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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Gay Berlin 1980-zoomy nutty glamor of gay life explicit details., 23 July 2012
Author: filmtherapy from United States

This is really a movie about what gay life was like in 1980 Berlin---but it was not so different in the US-- other than we would never have been able to film it in such graphic detail. While explicit the tone of the movie is innocent and humorous.

I watched the movie when it first came out in 1981--it was shockingly explicit then and the version I watched at the Blue Mouse (arty movie theater) in Salt Lake City was cut. Even now I found myself looking away from the screen at a couple of the more explicit scenes.

Life was living to go out to bars to cruise to get drunk every night--it was fun...glad I did it at that age. This movie helps relive it... It was the fun innocent days before HIV.

However now at late middle age, I look at it as mostly empty nonsense--thinking it had more meaning than it did. This would be true of any youthful drama I think.

Side completely with Bernd when all is said and done. Frank Ripploh types usually end up alone. The zoomy nutty promiscuous glamor of gay life is paper thin--but it was fun!

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