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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,878
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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

German DVD release features a longer, remastered director's cut. See more »


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Eins und eins das macht zwei
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Performed by Hildegard Knef
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A colourful and advanced slice of seventies sleaze!
31 March 2012 | by jasonshaw-331-946707See all my reviews

A film from the seventies, released in 1980, Taxi Zum Klo tells the story of a life divided by society and standards into two different parts, respectability by day and licentious indecency by night. An autobiographic account from Frank Ripploh who by day was the respectable and liked schoolteacher yet by night a hedonistic, sex seeking, public toilet inhabiting cruiser. The bulk of the story is taken with Frank's need and desire to hunt for the latest sexual conquest and encounters in risky and unsavoury places. He meets and falls for a theatre manager and they move in together, could this be the end of his hunting for sex in the underbelly of the very edge of Berlin society? Another question raises itself, does he manage to keep his seedy sex life out of the classroom, even if he does from time to time he has been known to mark students work in the public lavatories he inhabits hunting for his next slice of cock?

There was a lot of outrage surrounding this film at the time of its release, not least the refusal by many film censors to even allow it to be shown. Read more and find out where this film made it in the Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies of All Time book, search on Amazon for Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies of All Time.


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