Joel Basman (born 23 January 1990) is a Swiss-Israeli actor.
Basman was born in Zurich to a Swiss mother and an Israeli father, both of whom were tailors in the Swiss fashion industry. He grew up in the neighbourhood of Aussersihl and was raised bilingual (speaking Swiss German and Hebrew). He has one older sister who now lives in Israel. Basman is Jewish.
Movies & TV shows
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Adventures of a Mathematician
Stan Ulam was a Polish immigrant and mathematician who moved to the U.S. In the 1930s. Stan helps to create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer while dealing with the loss of family and friends.
The wife of a man who sexually harasses her wants to escape. She discovers the fascination of photography after following Otto Gross to Monte Verit.
In order to move to the young GDR with his family at the beginning of the 1950s, Thomas Brasch was born as a German-Jewish emigrant in England. His father wants to help build the new German state. Tho...
In the not-too- distant future, after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler needs to make a decision that will seal the fate o...
Barbara Hug is a young radical lawyer fighting Switzerland's antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm is in and often escaping out of jail becoming known as the Jailbreak King. When the two...
A Hidden Life
Jgersttter faced the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.
He is an architect who has a secret: he is a pedophile. Markus can't help but be attracted to young boys. He decided to isolated himself when he thought he wouldn't be able to suppress his feelings.
The Working Man
After his parents' death, construction worker Sigi doesn't know what to do with his life. He can't do much with his pay, and as a working-class man, women aren't interested in him. But things start to...
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A psychiatrist and his blind girlfriend, bound by sinister interest. A school doctor, who lost more than work with her dismissal. Her brother, who will do everything for her. A desperate mother, who a...
The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch
There is a young Orthodox Jew who finds himself at a turning point. His mother wants him to marry one of the candidates after the other. None of the women pleases him because they all look the same. T...
August 12th, 2000 in the Barents Sea. After suffering a serious accident during a naval exercise, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still al...
Chris the Swiss
In the middle of the war, a young journalist's body is discovered in the uniform of an international mercenary group. His cousin is investigating his story twenty years later.
Clash of Futures (1918-1939)
From the armistice of 1918, which marked the end of the First World War, to the declaration of war in September 1939, the beginning of the Second World War: an era during which there was an aspiration...
Bye Bye Germany
David Berman and his friends want to go to America as soon as possible. Money is needed for this. David has a shady past and is deprived of his savings.
Henri "Papillon" Charrire, a safecracker from the Parisian Underworld, is wrongly convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship...
Once Upon a Time in Indian Country
A wild genre mix between a boxer film, urban western, road movie and music video is set in a drab neighborhood at the end of the summer holidays. Mauser is preparing for a competition when his father ...
Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules, despite the fact that painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in Germany in the year 1900.
Matt, a smart student, has to prove his innocence after being forced to take part in a bold robbery at a famous London auction house. The consequences take him on a journey across London to escape the...
As We Were Dreaming
The novel is about a group of East German friends after the fall of the Wall.
The story is set in Palestine. Zionism is fighting for the establishment of a Jewish state, and four people in arms are trying to get the young Elisha to commit to the armed struggle.
The relationship drama is set against Europe's electronic music scene.
Land of Mine
In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war are handed over to the Danes and sent to the West Coast, where they are ordered to remove more than...
We Are Young. We Are Strong.
On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among...
The Monuments Men
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, an...
Valentin is angry. After being confined to a wheelchair because of a snowboard accident, his mother forces him to participate in a theater project for people with disabilities - the diapers in his roo...
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Five young German friends promise to meet again after WW2 ends, but soon their naive wishes of peace and happiness will become a long and tragic nightmare.
The Swiss Miss Massacre
Jasmin ( Meryl Valerie ) is crowned the new Miss Zurich because the real winner is decapitated in an unexpected way. To mourn the dead Miss does not remain much time, because shortly afterwards the re...
An unusually hot summer. Fourteen year-old Wanda moves with her family from Berlin to Switzerland. Everything will be better here. The move is meant to heal the open wounds of the family. Anna, the mo...
Her upbringing has been geared to making her the perfect assassin, since she was raised by an ex-CIA agent. A father sent his daughter into the world on a mission, and she fled across Europe, eluding ...
Kevin is in a prison. He has to use a cell phone. A system where the strong prevail is a partnership of convenience. There are beatings and oppression on a daily basis. It's hard for Kevin to establis...
In 1975, a beautiful and mysterious woman shows up in a remote mountain village, only the village policeman can find out who she is. The Hhenalp Alp, where pastors do unthinkable things to get the wom...
Songs of Love and Hate
In an idyllic wine region at the foot of the Swiss Alps lives Rico with his two daughters and his wife Anna. The charming daughter, Lili, brings turbulence into the so far harmonious family life becau...
wacked..! tells the story of Michael and his friends Mani and Dani. All three of them are patients in a psychiatric institution with the same goal: they want out! The lively interplay between the char...
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Finest Fairy Tales
There is a series of famous German fairy tales.
Frieda , a therapist, is cheated by her husband Daniel. He makes love with Dorothea. Dorothea is wedded to Philip. Philip has an affair with his scholar Maggie. Maggie is in love to the florist Michae...
Happy New Year
Five stories, all taking place on New Year's Eve in Zurich, Switzerland.
Looking for easy money, three young dropouts auction themselves on the Internet. One sells his future, one sells his past. The third sells his soul. What starts off as an unlikely trick turns into a n...
Kathy is a single mother who doesn't want her son to return to her home. Everyone discourages her from taking him in, but she does. She is forced to accept that she doesn't have an effect on his progr...
Five friends are on a distant island in the sea. On the last day of the holidays, out of the blue, Bjrn told his friends that he would stay in this paradise forever. There is no sign of life after tha...
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Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police
The series about a two-man team of highway police was originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia.
1 TV show
Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der...
1 TV show
Scene of the Crime
Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Sw...