Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) (1981)

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In this autobiographical feature, Frank Ripploh plays himself: a German elementary-school instructor who lives a double life in his beloved Berlin, socializing with his fellow teachers only when he has to, and venturing into a world of anonymous sex whenever he can. In-between bathroom encounters and trips with his colleagues to the bowling alley, Ripploh manages to forge a steady relationship with a handsome, sad-eyed theater manager named Bernd Broaderup. As Ripploh's sexual ardor for … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Ripploh
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

[A] strong current of humour belies a serious engagement with the general, perhaps intractable problem of whether our impulses toward intimacy and unaccountability can ever be reconciled.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Ripploh's filmmaking is rough-hewn, exultantly candid, and unafraid of bodies and orifices, in other words just right for his intimate and tart pre-AIDS document

Full Review… | January 4, 2012
CinePassion

First released three decades ago, this self-produced portrait of Frank Ripploh's excursions into Berlin's gay world is curiously sexless seen in 2011.

Full Review… | July 20, 2011

A milestone in the history of both free speech and the representation of gays in the cinema.

Full Review… | April 23, 2011
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet)

½

A ground breaking film to challenge the taboo of the German culture. Made with a shoestring budget, Taxi Zum Klo is a marvelous film looking at the struggles Ripploh himself faces as a public school teacher in the day, but an active hustler at night. The explicit content was sure to shock many, I thought the use of jumpcuts with vintage pornography was quite a clever twist in terms of editing. Taxi Zum Klo was also hilarious to watch with its use of awkward comedy. Perhaps not for everyone but certainly an interesting piece of art house gem.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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