Bassam Zuamut was an Israeli stage, film, and television actor. A member of the Khan Theatre company, Zuamut was featured regularly in a string of Jerusalem theatre productions, including The Rubber Merchants, Antigone, Measure for Measure, Maiden of Ludmir, A Dog’s Will, Scenes from an Execution, and the one-man show, Abu Nimer’s Stories. Zuamut has also appeared in a number of Al Qasba Theatre productions, including Romeo and Juliet, The Emigrants (aka Émigrés), and The Marriage of Figaro. He also appeared in the Beit Lessin stage production of A Trumpet in the Wadi.
In the 1980s, he shot to TV fame as restaurant chef, Hakim, in the hit sitcom, The Great Restaurant (‘ha-misada hagdola’). Highlights of his other TV credits include Neighbours (‘sh’henim’), and Deluxe Family. Highlights of his film credits include Cup Final (Eran Riklis, 1991), and Circus Palestina (Eyal Halfon, 1998).


Circus Palestina

Directed by Eyal Halfon, 1998
קרקס פלשתינה

88 min.

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