The film begins with a young man running while muttering over and over again, "Don't-" (Don't let it bring you down), the title of the film. These words are also a passionate message to the audience. A man and a woman, one chasing the other and the other being chased, a young man with a dream to make a film and the other with no time left. The love, desire, and fate of these people are depicted in this bold story. The final scene with "Love Me Tender" in the background is very moving.