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Male - ~2018/10/12

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Lim began climbing in 1988, when he entered Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and learned photography in Japan. In 2008, he became the first Asian to be awarded at the Trento Film Festival with his documentary The Wall. Alpinist was selected as the Ulju Summit film at the first Ulju Mountain Film Festival, where it was screened. He was also a special director for the Korean film The Himalayas. Korea is pretty much barren when it comes to mountain films, but Lim climbed mountains with a camera for the last 30 years, coming to represent Korean mountain film directors. He was with Kim Chang-ho and the Korean Way Gurja Himal expedition that perished in 2018.

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Alpinist - Confession of a Cameraman
Alpinist - Confession of a Cameraman
(Movie, 2019)

• Director • Scriptwriter • Cinematographer • Script coordinator

The Wall
The Wall
(Movie, 2008)

• Director • Scriptwriter • Cinematographer •

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  • [Hancinema Film Review] "The Wall"

    This film was a strange watch for me, since a few days before I had watched "Alpinist: Confession of a Cameraman", Lim Il-jin's last film, that recorded, among others, the expedition that ended with the death of the director in 2018. Thus, watching a man I knew was dead, recording the climbing of the rugged Canadian bigwall, 'Bugaboo', became part of the review, making me feel a ritualistic sentiment, as I was writing this text. Let us see what "The Wall" is about, though,...More
  • [Hancinema Film Review] "Alpinist: Confession of a Cameraman"

    The value of the documentary as a medium of recording lives and events, and subsequently, as a tool whose purpose is not to let people forget, finds one of its apogees in this particular documentary. "Alpinist: Confession of a Cameraman" is a true requiem for a number of Korean alpinists who lost their lives in the mountains, but most of all, a tribute to the late mountain film director Lim Il-jin, who died along  the entire expedition to Mt. Gurja, in 2018,...More
  • [New Documentary] "Alpinist - Confession of a Cameraman"

    2019/09/07, Source
    Upcoming Korean documentary "Alpinist - Confession of a Cameraman" added to HanCinema database,...More
  • Lim Il-jin's picture
  • Lim Il-jin's picture


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