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My Name Is Yu Ming (2003)
"Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  23 October 2004 (USA)
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Is there a place in the world for Yu Ming? He's a clerk at a convenience store in China, bored with his life. At a library, he spins a globe and stops it with his finger, which turns out to... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Daniel Wu ...
Yu Ming
Frank Kelly ...
Paddy
Paddy C. Courtney ...
Barman
Richard Morton ...
Lenny
Enke Javkhlan ...
Enke
Ariel Hsiung ...
Customer
William Roche ...
Assistant Barman
Jian Hua Ma ...
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Howard Pau ...
Shop manager
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Sarah Jane Wai O'Flynn ...
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May Ho ...
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Sarah Shannon ...
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Donnie Gorman ...
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Is there a place in the world for Yu Ming? He's a clerk at a convenience store in China, bored with his life. At a library, he spins a globe and stops it with his finger, which turns out to be touching Ireland. He reads about the country and teaches himself Gaelic, flies to Dublin, and finds to his chagrin that no one understands him. He assumes that his Gaelic is at fault, that is, until he walks into a bar looking for work. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Brilliant!
27 January 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Ended up seeing "Yu Ming" when went to see "In America" and it made the trip to the cinema that night worthwhile. It was so much better than the main film and all I could talk about the next day. It makes you realise how defunct the Irish language really is, even though it's supposed to be our national language, but does so in a humorous and original way. The sequence where Yu Ming imitated Robert DeNiro in Irish had the whole cinema in stitches, and when he arrives here you really feel for him as nobody understands him after all his efforts at learning the language, especially when the barmen assume he's speaking in Chinese. On the whole I think this is one of the best shorts I have ever seen and know that next it's on TV I'll make an effort not to miss it.


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