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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 »

Director:

Frank Ripploh

Writer:

Frank Ripploh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Ripploh Frank Ripploh ... Frank Ripploh
Bernd Broaderup Bernd Broaderup ... Bernd
Orpha Termin Orpha Termin ... Neighbour
Peter Fahrni Peter Fahrni ... Gas station attendant
Dieter Gödde Dieter Gödde ... Masseur
Klaus Schnee Klaus Schnee ... Teacher
Bernd Kröger Bernd Kröger ... Teacher
Markus Voigtländer Markus Voigtländer ... Teacher
Irmgard Lademacher Irmgard Lademacher ... Teacher
Gregor Becker Gregor Becker ... Teacher
Marguerite Dupont Marguerite Dupont ... Teacher
Eberhard Freudenthal Eberhard Freudenthal ... Teacher
Beate Springer Beate Springer ... Teacher
Millie Büttner Millie Büttner ... Strange woman
Gitta Lederer Gitta Lederer ... A mother
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English | French

Release Date:

9 January 1981 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi to the Toilet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Exportfilm Bischoff & Co. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Banned in Britain upon its original release due to its graphic gay sex scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

When originally submitted to the BBFC for cinema release heavy cuts were requested, leading to the director withdrawing the film. It was briefly shown in unlicensed cinemas in 1982 though the excerpts from the inserted "Christian and his Stamp Collector Friend" movie were removed under the Protection of Children Act. The film was finally submitted for video in 1994 and received 1 min 43 secs of cuts which heavily removed footage of gay sex, nudity and the golden shower scene. Surprisingly the film was passed fully uncut for showing on the Film Four Channel in 2005. See more »


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Eins und eins das macht zwei
(uncredited)
Performed by Hildegard Knef
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Awesome flick.
14 November 2001 | by guil12See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I found myself glued to it. The leading role is autobiographical and written and directed by Frank Ripploh. Sort of a documentary approach of the life of Frank as a charming schoolteacher by day and a sex driven zany rascal of a guy by night. He's something else. There are very explicit sex scenes that certainly were not repulsed by the actors. Bravo for that. And Mr. Ripploh dosen't have any shortcomings where it counts. We are aware from the start just what we're in for with this movie. I understand it caused much controversy in the 80s when it first came out. I guess because of the sex scenes. But, that's Frank. He's honest. I liked the guy Bernd Broderup who played his lover. At first a pick up, then a live in partner. He had some nice scenes, notably the ice skating scene where they dance together on the pond. And then there's the gas station attendant who finally gets our hero in such a graphic sex scene, I was dumbfounded. But you have to see for yourself what I mean. Go rent this VHS. It's quite an experience. One that stays with you.


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