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Taxi zum Klo (1980)

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. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Ripploh ... Frank Ripploh
Bernd Broaderup ... Bernd
Orpha Termin ... Neighbour
Peter Fahrni ... Gas station attendant
Dieter Gödde ... Masseur
Klaus Schnee ... Teacher
Bernd Kröger ... Teacher
Markus Voigtländer ... Teacher
Irmgard Lademacher ... Teacher
Gregor Becker ... Teacher
Marguerite Dupont ... Teacher
Eberhard Freudenthal ... Teacher
Beate Springer ... Teacher
Millie Büttner ... Strange woman
Gitta Lederer ... A mother
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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. He keeps his personal life and teaching separate, but he sometimes corrects student papers in public toilets as he waits to score. He cruises constantly, and one evening, he meets Bernd. They become lovers. While Bernd is attentive and caring, Frank gets bored and continues his polymorphously perverse ways. For how long will Bernd and Frank tolerate each other's habits, and for how long can Frank keep his sexual orientation out of the classroom? Things come to a head during Berlin's annual Queen's Ball and the morning after. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The notorious hit of the New York Film Festival. See more »

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9 January 1981 (West Germany)  »

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Taxi to the Toilet  »

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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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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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The film that changed my life
20 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched 'Taxi Zum Klo' in 1985, at my Uni times, at age of 18. That version was a wildly mutilated one, but I had the option of getting the complete version of it much later. Back in 1985, it was the first time I realized I could live a regular life being gay, enjoying it, sharing it. After watching it i told my friends, family and people I loved. Never regretted it. So, this film made a huge impact in my life. I guess there is a small chance of anybody who toke part in the making of this film to read this comment (sadly, not it's director) .If yes, thanks for this film. Twenty years later, I'm more a Frank than a Bernd (LOL), but... thanks anyway.


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