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My Name Is Yu Ming (2003)

Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (original title)
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
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Paddy
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Barman
Richard Morton ...
Lenny
Enke Javkhlan ...
Enke
Ariel Hsiung ...
Customer
William Roche ...
Assistant Barman
Jian Hua Ma ...
Librarian
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 Irish, flies to Dublin, and finds to his chagrin that no one understands him. He assumes that his Irish is at fault, that is, until he walks into a bar looking for work. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Cute and worth a watch
30 January 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an odd and enjoyable little short, though I think it probably would be enjoyed more by someone from Ireland, China or perhaps Scotland and Wales (where they speak their own particular version of the Gaelic in a few isolated regions). The "joke" was pretty cute, but for Americans like me and other nationalities, I doubt if it would have the same impact.

Yu Ming is an odd man living in China. He wants a change and randomly chooses a new place to live. His finger falls upon Ireland on the globe and so he spends the next six months learning the language--only to arrive there and find that practically no one speaks Gaelic any more. However, this isn't the end of the film and where it goes next you'll have to see.

Overall, it was well made, watchable and a quality production.


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