煙突の見える場所 (Entotsu no mieru basho, 1953)
Director Heinosuke Gosho
Cast Kinuyo Tanaka, Ken Uehara, Hideko Takamine
Screenplay Hideo Oguni, Rinzo Shiina
Cinematography Mitsuo Miura
In sight of industrial chimneys, Ken Uehara and Kinuyo Tanaka are so poor they carefully mark the calendar to avoid any unaffordable surprises; their upstairs renters, Hiroshi Akutagawa (son of author of the Rashomon stories) and Hideko Takamine, sedulously keep it separate rooms. But then on their doorstep arrives… The masterpiece of the least-known master of slice-of-life.