Zeiten ändern dich

Zeiten ändern dich (English: Times change you) is a German biographical film directed by Uli Edel and starring the German rapper Bushido, Elyas M'Barek and Moritz Bleibtreu. The film is based on Bushido's 2008 autobiography. [1][2] The film premiered in Berlin on 3 February 2010. [3]

Zeiten ändern dich
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Directed byUli Edel
Produced byBernd Eichinger
Brian Grazer
Jimmy Iovine
Written byBushido
Bernd Eichinger
Elyas M'Barek
Moritz Bleibtreu
Hannelore Elsner
Mina Tander
Karoline Schuch
Katja Flint
Uwe Ochsenknecht
Kay One
Music byBushido
CinematographyRainer Klausmann
Edited byHans Funck
Release date
  • 4 February 2010 (2010-02-04)
Running time
94 minutes


During a performance tour in Germany, Anis Ferchichi (Bushido) celebrates his birthday with his crew on the tour bus. Ferchichi gets a letter from his father. This brings back memories of his difficult childhood in Berlin which are then shown through flashbacks.

Ferchichi spends his childhood in a deprived area of Berlin with his Tunisian father, German mother, and younger brother Sercan. He grows up in a violent environment and often watches his father beating his mother. He is a poor student, but embraces music.

He goes to college and leaves his girlfriend after she has been unfaithful to him. He earns a lot of money selling drugs and celebrates his success as a drug dealer at a party, where he meets Selina, who becomes his new girlfriend.

One day, drug dealers break into the apartment Ferchichi shares with his family, tie up his mother and his brother Sercan, ransack their possessions and steal their money. After this experience, Ferchichi spends more time with his friends.

Years later, Ferchichi, now an adult, starts freestyle rapping with his friends, including Patrick Losensky (Fler). A video game inspires Ferchichi to call himself "Bushido". He and Losensky sign a record contract with the record label Hardcore Berlin, based on Aggro Berlin. Bushido leaves Hardcore Berlin after a dispute with his manager as the film ends.




Information taken from the film's end credits.[citation needed]

Songs taken from Bushido albums:

Other songs:

  • "Freestyle" – Bushido
  • "Weißt du wohin" – Karel Gott
  • "Beats" – Bushido feat. Sissi Boo
  • "Die Biene Maja" – Karel Gott
  • "Go Get It" – Calvin Samuel, Josh Kessler, Keith Salandy & Marc Ferrari
  • "Belly Dancer" – Philippe Guez
  • "Nomad's Land" – Philippe Guez
  • "Gangsta" – Derrick Carolina, Jahmal Durham & Mack Tompkins
  • "After The Violence" – Andrea Coclough
  • "Bedouin Life" – Robert Joseph Walsh
  • "Jail Time" – Jack Elliot
  • "Let Me See You Move" – Eliot Pulse & Ray Mitti
  • "Baza" – George Fenion & John Herbert Leach
  • "Boogie" – Stephan "Gudze" Hinz


  1. ^ Roxborough, Scott (21 November 2008). "Film on German rapper Bushido in works". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Zeiten ändern sich". IMDb. amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  3. ^ "Bushido-Film rührt Premierenpublikum zu Tränen". Zeit Online. 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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