About the film
Where Chimneys Are Seen
Release Date: March 05, 1953
|Production Companies||:||Shintoho Company|
|Producers||:||Shintarô Kawasaki, Yoshishige Uchiyama|
|Writers||:||Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina|
Gosho’s most celebrated film both in Japan and the West, Where Chimneys Are Seen is perhaps the most compelling example of his concern for, and insights into, the everyday lives of lower-middle-class people. Based on Rinzo Shiina’s novel of the absurd, the film depicts the lives of two couples against the backdrop of Tokyo’s growing industrialization during the 1950s.