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 »
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
I had heard about this short film but only saw it for the first time on Sunday last. It is, I think, unrealistic in this respect: although most Irish people may not be able to speak Irish fluently I believe most would recognize the language, especially when enunciated as clearly as by the character in the film. I doubt many would mistake it for Chinese.
But that is a minor reservation. It is a delightful film. The main character beautifully expressed the bewilderment at discovering that the language he had learned was not spoken much in Ireland's capital. and I loved the ending. A little gem of a film!
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