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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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Awards:
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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20 years on, Rewind Review See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Frank Ripploh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Runtime:
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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Referenced in Urinal (1989)See more »
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Hota ChocolataSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
20 years on, Rewind Review, 6 June 2009
Author: Zeech from Brixton-pre yuppy era. London, UK

We checked this film again decades after most of us had seen it first time around. @ Ritzy in Brixton which was bad and independent back in the day. What hit us all, is a moment in the movie where our guy shows his involved in international politics, meeting about Chile etc. He like many gay men is involved in the socialist politics and yet.. and yet where is his moves for individual sexual politics? This really was true back in the day where gay men would be involved in the great left vs right debate but keep their sexual life was a don't ask don't tell and don't expect any gay civil rights involvement from me! This wasn't a myth as Peter Tatchell was an active socialist in the labour part but once his gay lifestyle hit the media, well even the his Party's Leader had to denounce him as a 'poofta'. Political Young folk should watch Taxi Zum Klo to realize how good they have it now.

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