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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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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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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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That joke isn't funny anymore....
9 August 2010 | by bob_bearSee all my reviews

I'd wanted to see this movie for years...a friend had recommended it highly as a comedy, as a gay classic, had made it sound like a farce...so finally I got hold of a copy and...

Described as an "erotic comedy" on the DVD cover? Whoever wrote that needs their head examining. Or maybe the comedy got lost in translation? It is not funny. Not funny in the slightest. Not unless you rofl over people wiping their bum on the guest towel in the bathroom for want of toilet paper...and, surprisingly, I don't!

Frank is a sex addict and bargain bin Al Parker wannabee who treats us all to a slice of his sad, tawdry life. He bonks his way through a series of clones who, on this outing, appear to be unduly influenced by the likes of porno classic Kansas City Trucking Company --but not just the cast, no, the production values as a whole are equally as cheap and dreary.

Cost a mere 100,000DMs to make? The money would have been better spent on therapy off camera for the lead actor/writer/director.

Distasteful and distressing. Watch it by all means. But a comedy it is not. A tragedy if you ask me. But when you are expecting one thing and get another it is never good.


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