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Film Released of KJU Visiting KJI Remains and Viewing Personal Effects (revised)

DPRK state media released a short documentary film on 19 December (Wednesday) of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) paying their respects to the body of his deceased father, leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  The film also shows KJU, RSJ and other members of the DPRK’s central leadership touring an exhibition of KJI’s personal possessions and various awards, titles and honorifics that he received from foreign countries.  KJU’s visit, the public display of KJI’s remains and the exhibition were part of events held between 18 and 19 December to commemorate the first anniversary of KJI’s death.

The first part of the film shows a variety of DPRK leadership and foreign guests paying their respects to statues of the late DPRK founder and President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), Kim Jong Un’s paternal grandfather.

A group of KWP Department Directors and Deputy Directors.  Among those in this image are: Pak Pong Ju, L (Light Industry); Kim Jong Im, 4th L (Party History); Han Kwang Sang, 6th L (Finance);  Kim Kyong Ok, 7th L (Organization Guidance, Security Organs portfolio); Ri Ryong Ha, 4th R (Organization Guidance); Gen. Kim Myong Guk, 3rd R (KPA Supreme Command); Jon Il Chun, R (Finance) (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

A group of KWP Department Directors and Deputy Directors. Among those in this image are: Pak Pong Ju, L (Light Industry); Kim Jong Im, 4th L (Party History); Han Kwang Sang, 6th L (Finance); Kim Kyong Ok, 7th L (Organization Guidance, Security Organs portfolio); Ri Ryong Ha, 4th R (Organization Guidance); Gen. Kim Myong Guk, 3rd R (KPA Supreme Command); Jon Il Chun, R (Finance) (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Foreign diplomats stationed in the DPRK.  Among those in this image are Alexandr Timonin, 3rd R, Russian Federation Ambassador to the DPRK and Liu Hongcai, 2nd R, PRC Ambassador to the DPRK (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Foreign diplomats stationed in the DPRK. Among those in this image are Alexandr Timonin, 3rd R, Russian Federation Ambassador to the DPRK and Liu Hongcai, 2nd R, PRC Ambassador to the DPRK (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

The film then shows Kim Jong Un, Ri Sol Ju and members of the DPRK central leadership paying their respects to Kim Jong Il’s preserved body

Kim Jong Un (R) and Ri Sol Ju (L) visit KJI's remains (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Kim Jong Un (R) and Ri Sol Ju (L) visit KJI’s remains (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Choe Ryong Hae (1st from the top), Choe Yong Rim (2nd from the top) and Kim Yong Nam (3rd from the top) pay their respects to KJI's body (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

Choe Ryong Hae (1st from the top), Choe Yong Rim (2nd from the top) and Kim Yong Nam (3rd from the top) pay their respects to KJI’s body (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

Kim Ki Nam (1st from the top), Kim Kyong Hui (2nd from the top) and Choe Chun Sik (3rd from the top) pay their respects to KJI's remains (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Kim Ki Nam (1st from the top), Kim Kyong Hui (2nd from the top) and Choe Chun Sik (3rd from the top) pay their respects to KJI’s remains (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Jang Song Taek and senior commanders of the KPA pay their respects.  Also visible in this image are Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik and Kim Yong Chun (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Jang Song Taek and senior commanders of the KPA pay their respects. Also visible in this image are Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik and Kim Yong Chun (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

DPRK Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju and senior KWP and DPRK Government officials pay their respects.  Also visible in this image are Pak To Chun, Yang Hyong Sop and Choe Tae Bok (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

DPRK Vice Premier Kang Sok Ju and senior KWP and DPRK Government officials pay their respects. Also visible in this image are Pak To Chun, Yang Hyong Sop and Choe Tae Bok (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Hyon Chol Hae pays his respects to KJI's remains, along with senior security officials.  Also visible in this image is Gen. Kim Won Hong (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Hyon Chol Hae pays his respects to KJI’s remains, along with senior security officials. Also visible in this image is Gen. Kim Won Hong (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang City (municipal) KWP Committee Mun Kyong Dok and senior party officials pay their respects.  Also visible in this image are Kwak Pom Gi, Kim Pyong Hae, Kim Yong Il and Kim Yang Gon (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang City (municipal) KWP Committee Mun Kyong Dok and senior party officials pay their respects. Also visible in this image are Kwak Pom Gi, Kim Pyong Hae, Kim Yong Il and Kim Yang Gon (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

After visiting the chamber containing Kim Jong Il’s remains, KJU, RSJ, DPRK leadership and other attendees visited an exhibition of various state, academic awards and titles that KJI received both in the DPRK and from foreign countries.

Degrees and titles can be seen in the top image.  In the middle image KJI's military dress uniform and other awards can be seen.  In the bottom image, KJI participates in a hooding ceremony to receive an honorary academic degree (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

Degrees and titles can be seen in the top image. In the middle image KJI’s military dress uniform and other awards can be seen. In the bottom image, KJI participates in a hooding ceremony to receive an honorary academic degree (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

A room containing KJI’s Mercedes Benz sedan and one of the  12-passenger electric carts which he utilized during his later years.  The electric cart allowed KJI to tour large producton sites or industrial complexes without overexertion.  DPRK state media hinted that his health was precarious in the summer of 2011 and in a retrospective news item about his final reported public appearance described him having been in “bad health.”

A room containing one of KJI's S-Class Mercedes Benz sedans and one of the electric carts he used in his later year (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

A room containing one of KJI’s S-Class Mercedes Benz sedans and one of the electric carts he used in his later year (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

The film shows a room containing a boat Kim Jong Il used.  This boat was shipped to Ku’msusan from Wo’nsan (on the country’s east coat) in early October.

Kim Jong Un (R) and Ri Sol Ju (2nd R) view the display of KJI's boat (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Kim Jong Un (R) and Ri Sol Ju (2nd R) view the display of KJI’s boat (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Views of one of KJI's boats and a portrait photograph showing him on the boat's deck (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

Views of one of KJI’s boats and a portrait photograph showing him on the boat’s deck (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

The final scene of the visit through the Ku’msusan exhibitions shows one of Kim Jong Il’s personal railway carriages.

One of KJI's personal railway carriages on display at Ku'msusan (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

One of KJI’s personal railway carriages on display at Ku’msusan (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrab)

A portrait of KJI and core members of the DPRK leadership outside his customized armored train.  The bottom image shows KJI's office and quarters on the railway car (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

A portrait of KJI and core members of the DPRK leadership outside his customized armored train. The bottom image shows KJI’s office and quarters on the railway car (Photos: KCTV/KCNA screengrabs)

Some annotations of the items inside KJI's office and quarters in the railway car (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab; annotations by Michael Madden)

Some annotations of the items inside KJI’s office and quarters in the railway car (Photo: KCTV/KCNA screengrab; annotations by Michael Madden)

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