taxi zum klo taxi to the toilet official trailer 1980
Taxi zum Klo is a 1981 film written by, directed by, and starring Frank Ripploh. The story of a schoolteacher and the contrasts between his public and private lives, the film documents pre-AIDS gay culture in West Berlin in the early 1980s. Ripploh has stated that much of the film was autobiographical. The name literally means Taxi to the Toilet (or "Taxi to the John", etc.), that being a place for casual gay sex.
Frank Ripploh as Frank Ripploh
Bernd Broaderup as Bernd
Peter Fahrni as Gas station attendant
Hans-Gerd Mehrtens as the Leather Boy
Toller Cranston in a cameo role as himself
The Village Voice hailed it as 'the first masterpiece about the mainstream of male gay life'. Taxi zum Klo tied with Beau-père in winning the 1981 Boston Society of Film Critics Award for best foreign language film.