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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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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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An Erotic Comedy. 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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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 »

Connections

References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Eins und eins das macht zwei
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Performed by Hildegard Knef
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20 years on, Rewind Review
6 June 2009 | by ZeechSee all my reviews

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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