thinkfilm | Release Date: January 25, 2008
Summary: Inspired by a Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four key emotions – Happiness, Sorrow, Pleasure, and Love – The Air I Breathe is told in four short fables, each built around a character who embodies one of these key emotions. In Happiness, a timid banker who impulsively bets every cent he has, and then some, on a supposedly “sure thing.” In “Sorrow,” a rising pop star whose contract falls under the control of a ruthless crime boss, and his corrupt nephew. In “Pleasure,” a man who can see into the future of everyone he meets, but is totally blind when it comes to his own; and in “Love,” a doctor who pines for a woman he can never possess, only to find that he suddenly holds her life in his hands. Though each of the characters believes that his or her life is governed by hazard and chance, their unbridled emotions, impulsive choices, and reckless moves all prove one universal truth: character is destiny, and each of us makes our own fate. (THINKfilm)
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Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content/nudity.
Production: NALA Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime
Countries: USA, Mexico
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: May 27, 2008
Director Credit
Jieho Lee Director
Writer Credit
Bob DeRosa Written By
Jieho Lee Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Andy Garcia Fingers
Brendan Fraser Pleasure
Forest Whitaker Happiness
Kevin Bacon Love
Sarah Michelle Gellar Sorrow
Cast Credit
Cecilia Suárez Allison
Clark Gregg Henry
Emile Hirsch Tony
Evan Parke Danny
Jon Bernthal Interviewer
Julie Delpy Gina
Kelly Hu Jiyoung
Taylor Nichols Sorrow's Father
Todd Stashwick Frank
Victor Rivers Eddie
Producer Credit
Bill Johnson Executive Producer
Christopher S. Pratt Executive Producer
Darlene Caamano Producer
Emilio Diez Barroso Producer
Jim Seibel Executive Producer
Jose Ludlow Co-Producer
Paul F. Bernard Associate Producer
Paul Schiff Producer
Tai Duncan Executive Producer
Vance Owen Associate Producer