Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (Jukai No Mosukiito)

Director: Yoichi Sai
Screenwriters: Yuya Uchida

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


A disaffected police officer, abandoned by his wife and soughter, finds it increasingly difficult to cope. His ex-wife still hounds him for money, while his cynical, tough-talking, leather-jacketed daughter comes around only for her allowance money. Lonely and living alone in a government highrise, he buys himself a companion—a home computer—which for a time offers him the solace the his previous relationship did not. But this high-tech friend puts a dent in his budget and the ex-cop begins a mad gambling spree that eventually proves to be his undoing. Yuya Uchida, a popular Japanese rock-and-roller with a supporting role in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, gives here a compelling comic screen presence as the outwardly burnt-out cop with a short fuse burning inside.

Screening Details

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