The Air I Breathe

The Air I Breathe (2007)

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.

  • Genre: Thriller, Crime
  • Release Date: 2007-02-07
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 310 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: NALA Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jieho Lee
star 6.3/10
From 310 Ratings


A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.

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  • Brendan Fraser

    as Pleasure
  • Andy García

    as Fingers
  • Kevin Bacon

    as Love
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    as Sorrow
  • Clark Gregg

    as Henry
  • Emile Hirsch

    as Tony
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Happiness
  • Kelly Hu

    as Jiyoung
  • Evan Parke

    as Danny
  • Taylor Nichols

    as Sorrow's Father
  • Victor Rivers

    as Eddie
  • Cecilia Suárez

    as Allison
  • Todd Stashwick

    as Frank
  • Jon Bernthal

    as Interviewer
  • Julie Delpy

    as Gina
  • Josh Flaum

    as Gina's Assistant
  • Jason Dolley

    as Young Pleasure
  • Sasha Pieterse

    as Young Sorrow
  • William Maier

    as M. Park
  • Lisa Owen

    as Nurse
  • Sherry Ham-Bernard

    as Nurse
  • Eduardo Victoria

    as Banker
  • John Cho

    as Banker
  • Alex Terminel

    as Markie
  • Diana García

    as Tony's Brunette
  • Kari Wuhrer

    as Correspondent
  • Claudia Cervantes

    as Tony's Redhead
  • Rodrigo Santacruz

    as Teenager #1
  • Aurora Papile

    as Teenager #2
  • Andrew Deichman

    as Pizza Delivery Guy
  • Jake Koenig

    as Seedy Old Man
Production Mary Vernieu Casting
Production Bill Johnson Executive Producer
Camera Walt Lloyd Director of Photography
Art Bernardo Trujillo Production Design
Production Carla Hool Casting
Production Paul Schiff Producer
Costume & Make-Up David DeLeon Makeup Artist
Production Darlene Caamano Loquet Producer
Production Emilio Diez Barroso Producer
Sound Marcelo Zarvos Original Music Composer
Production Jim Seibel Executive Producer
Editing Robert Hoffman Editor
Writing Jieho Lee Screenplay
Directing Jieho Lee Director
Writing Bob DeRosa Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Michele Michel Costume Design
Production Tai Duncan Executive Producer
Art Rafael Mandujano Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Lourdes Delgado García Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Bermudo Makeup Artist
Production Christopher S. Pratt Executive Producer
Art Francisca Maira Set Decoration