Taxi Zum Klo

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Taxi Zum Klo

In the pioneering classic of German queer cinema, Taxi zum Klo, Frank Ripploh writes, directs and stars in a semi-autobiographical snapshot of pre-AIDS West Berlin. An elementary school teacher by day, Ripploh cruises for sex at night, grading papers in the john while awaiting his next anonymous hook-up. But his compartmentalized routine gets shaken up when he meets a commitment-minded new beau. Frank, fierce, explicit and funny, Taxi zum Klo was notorious at the time of its release. Don’t miss this rare chance to see it back on the big screen in 35mm!

“Revolutionary!” – The Chicago Tribune

“The first masterpiece about the mainstream of male gay life!” – Stuart Byron, Village Voice

“A milestone in the history of both free speech and the representation of gays in the cinema.” – Philip French, The Guardian

Taxi zum Klo treats sex seriously without sacralizing it; throughout the film, Ripploh reveals a wry intelligence about the eternal dilemma of monogamy versus promiscuity.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

Frank Ripploh
Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup
West Germany
Running Time
98 minutes

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