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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.

Director:

Heinosuke Gosho

Writers:

Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kinuyo Tanaka ... Hiroko Ogata
Ken Uehara Ken Uehara ... Ryukichi Ogata
Hideko Takamine ... Senko Azuma
Hiroshi Akutagawa Hiroshi Akutagawa ... Kenzo Kubo
Chieko Seki Chieko Seki ... Yukiko Ikeda
Ranko Hanai ... Katsuko Ishibashi
Takeshi Sakamoto ... Tokuji Kawamura
Haruo Tanaka Haruo Tanaka ... Chuji Tsukahara
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi ... Ranko
Kumeko Urabe Kumeko Urabe ... Kayo Nojima
Hikaru Hoshi Hikaru Hoshi
Zekô Nakamura Zekô Nakamura
Shigeru Ogura Shigeru Ogura
Eiko Ôhara Eiko Ôhara
Noriko Honma 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 March 1953 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Four Chimneys See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Nihon eiga no hyaku nen (1995) See more »

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18 March 2003 | by rufasffSee 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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