Taxi Zum Klo
Frank Ripploh, Germany, 1980, 35mm, 98 min.
Writer-director Ripploh also inhabits the lead role in this
landmark film of German queer cinema, playing an elementary school teacher
whose days in the classroom are followed by seamy nights cruising the public
toilets for anonymous hook-ups, grading papers in the john as he waits for his
next likely prospect—a cozily compartmentalized arrangement that’s shaken up
when he meets commitment-minded Bernd.
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