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* HyperlinkStory: The film follows four separate plots and characters that are tied together in some ways.

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* HyperlinkStory: The film follows four separate plots and characters that are tied together in some ways.ways, mostly through their connection to Fingers.

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* InterruptedSuicide: Sorrow is about to jump off the hospital roof after Fingers tries to force her to abort her baby. She is rescued in time by Love, who was looking for Sorrow because of her rare blood type.


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* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Sorrow finds out that she has become pregnant with Pleasure's baby after Fingers killed him. She runs away with the money from Happiness' bank robbery to start a new life.]]


* CelebrityIsOverrated: Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.

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* CelebrityIsOverrated: Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay off a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.


''The Air I Breathe'' is a 2008 drama film.

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''The Air I Breathe'' is a 2008 2007 drama film.


* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love, and these are AllInTheScript. Their real names are never spoken either, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".

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* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love, and these are AllInTheScript.AllThereInTheScript. Their real names are never spoken either, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".


* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love, and these are AllInTheManual. Their real names are never spoken either, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".

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* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love, and these are AllInTheManual.AllInTheScript. Their real names are never spoken either, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".


* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love. Their real names are never spoken, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".

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* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love. Love, and these are AllInTheManual. Their real names are never spoken, spoken either, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".


* BankRobbery: Happiness tries to rob a bank after the gangster "Fingers" threatens him with having his fingers cut off. [[spoiler:Happiness is shot and killed by the cops, but the money manages to aid another character, Sorrow.]]

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* BankRobbery: Happiness tries to rob a bank after the gangster "Fingers" threatens him with having his fingers cut off.off if he won't pay back a gambling debt. [[spoiler:Happiness is shot and killed by the cops, but the money manages to aid another character, Sorrow.]]

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''The Air I Breathe'' is a 2008 drama film.

An ancient Chinese proverb states that life consists of four emotional cornerstones: Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love. The film consists of four plots following events in the life of four people (Creator/ForestWhitaker, Creator/BrendanFraser, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, and Creator/KevinBacon) representing these emotions, as they [[HyperlinkStory interact in subtle ways]].

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* BankRobbery: Happiness tries to rob a bank after the gangster "Fingers" threatens him with having his fingers cut off. [[spoiler:Happiness is shot and killed by the cops, but the money manages to aid another character, Sorrow.]]
* CelebrityIsOverrated: Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.
* {{Fingore}}: The gangster "Fingers" acquired his nickname because of his habit of removing the fingers of those who don't pay him their debts.
* HyperlinkStory: The film follows four separate plots and characters that are tied together in some ways.
* LookBothWays: Trista has a memory of her father trying to entertain her by absentmindedly skipping in the rain on the street before being hit by a bus.
* NamelessNarrative: The four main characters are known only by their ThemeNaming, respectively Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow, and Love. Their real names are never spoken, though Sorrow is referred to several times by her stage name "Trista".
* PrescienceIsPredictable: "Pleasure" is a mob enforcer who has the ability to see into the future. He seems to be thoroughly depressed by his [[YouCantFightFate ''being nothing but a witness to coming events, unable to help'']].
* ThemeNaming: All the four main characters are named for a Chinese proverb that sees life as being divided between four emotional cornerstones. Forest Whitaker's character is Happiness, Brendan Fraser's character is Pleasure, Sarah Michelle Gellar's character is Sorrow, and Kevin Bacon's character is Love.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: "There are some people who believe in coincidences. I am not one of them."

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