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Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (2003)

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 »

Director:

Daniel O'Hara

Writer:

Daniel O'Hara
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Wu Daniel Wu ... Yu Ming
Frank Kelly ... Paddy
Paddy C. Courtney Paddy C. Courtney ... Barman
Richard Morton Richard Morton ... Lenny
Enke Javkhlan Enke Javkhlan ... Enke
Ariel Hsiung Ariel Hsiung ... Customer
William Roche William Roche ... Assistant Barman
Jian Hua Ma Jian Hua Ma ... Librarian
Howard Pau Howard Pau ... Shop manager
Jenny O'Hara ... Extra
Sarah Jane Wai O'Flynn Sarah Jane Wai O'Flynn ... Extra
May Ho May Ho ... Extra
Sarah Shannon Sarah Shannon ... Extra
Donnie Gorman Donnie Gorman ... Extra
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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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Comedy | Short

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Irish | Mandarin

Release Date:

23 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meine Name ist Yu Ming See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Budget:

€10,000 (estimated)
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Dough Productions See more »
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Color
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Utterly charming and cosmopolitan
4 October 2017 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

When a friend in India sent me a link to this movie on YouTube, I watched it just out of courtesy -- and because it had an Irish connection.

After just a very few seconds, I was totally captivated!

The story is cute and plausible but how it is performed and presented make it thoroughly enjoyable.

It was filmed in Dublin, so naturally the acting is first rate. (OK, maybe I'm prejudiced, but I do find the Irish natural actors and just the best in the world -- and of course NOT because I'm descended from County Sligo. Absolutely not.)

In addition to the charming story, the acting, directing, photography, and editing are all first rate.

This is a short, less than 15 minutes, but everyone involved should be encouraged to bring us full-length movies. In fact, this "Yu Ming" itself could be enhanced and easily turned into a feature film.

"My Name Is Yu Ming" is available in an excellent print at YouTube and I highly recommend it.


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