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Entotsu no mieru basho (1953)

Where Chimneys Are Seen focuses primarily on the interconnected lives of two couples in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Senju, a poor industrial section of Tokyo.

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... Hiroko Ogata
Ken Uehara ... Ryukichi Ogata
... Senko Azuma
Hiroshi Akutagawa ... Kenzo Kubo
Chieko Seki ... Yukiko Ikeda
... Katsuko Ishibashi
... Tokuji Kawamura
Haruo Tanaka ... Chuji Tsukahara
Eiko Miyoshi ... Ranko
Kumeko Urabe ... Kayo Nojima
Hikaru Hoshi
Zekô Nakamura
Shigeru Ogura
Eiko Ôhara
Noriko Honma
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Where Chimneys Are Seen focuses primarily on the interconnected lives of two couples in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Senju, a poor industrial section of Tokyo.

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5 March 1953 (Japan)  »

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The Four Chimneys  »

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18 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Another strong postwar melodrama of hard, hard times in Japan. This one, however, has the heartbreak undercut with a certain hopefulness and humor. A little uneven at times, and the character who starts out as the storyteller falls into the background. Still, if you get a chance to see this(it's not on video or DVD) jump at it. Nine out of ten.


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