Taxi zum Klo
Director: Frank Ripploh Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1980 Language: German with English subtitles
Starring: Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup, Orpha Termin
35mm print from the Yale Film Study Center
It was the film that shocked and delighted audiences the world over. It was seized by US Customs, restricted to screenings in private clubs in London and Paris and terrified the Mary Whitehouse establishment. Welcome to the aftermath of Frank Ripploh – school teacher, film director and insatiable sex addict!
Taxi zum Klo lifts the lid on the life of a constant cruiser – Frank even corrects homework in public toilets as he waits to score. One evening, he meets sweet natured Bernd, but while they are similar, the need to sleep around applies only to Frank. 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?