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

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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

Cast overview:
Daniel Wu ...
Yu Ming
Frank Kelly ...
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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great short
19 February 2005 | by (Limerick, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I'm not really from Ireland; I'm from Jackson, Mississippi, USA, but I'm studying here for a year at the University of Limerick. I'm taking beginners Irish and we watched this short at the end of last semester. I almost cried to be honest. I don't have Irish by any means, and, realistically, I probably never will. I do, for whatever reason, really love the language and feel a real sense of loss because of its state in Ireland right. I think Yu Ming is Ainm Dom really highlights how tragic (I don't mean to be melodramatic, I really feel it is tragic) the loss of Irish is to Ireland and her people. Hats off to Daniel O'Hara for not being afraid to be bitterly honest.


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