Previously at the ICA - Films
8 May 2011 – 19 May 2011
★★★★ A daring, acid black comedy - Guardian
The remastered and uncut version of Frank Ripploh's cruising classic, a film that screened at the ICA during its original release in the early 1980s. The director himself plays a teacher who, stressed out by life with a jealous lover, embarks on a series of sexual assignations in public lavatories (the title in English is, straightforwardly, ‘Taxi to the Toilet’). Sexually explicit, but also very touching and humorous, this is a time-capsule classic that looks at homosexual attitudes and behaviour before the spread of AIDS.
Released by Peccadillo
Dir Frank Ripploh, Germany 1981, 90 mins, subtitles, 18, digital print