Bassam Kusa Substitutes Words by Body Language
In the silent series Lashu al Haki (Why to Speak), Syrian actor Bassam Kusa could make the characters he played speak, not with words but rather with the body language he used competently.
Kusa turned the site of events in the series directed by Radwan Shahin, into stage open for life and various contradictory gestures for every character from different classes of the society: the simple worker, artist, farmer and shepherd.
The actor played the role as each one of these with competency and expressed them quietly, simply and with some sadness whether in the comedy situations or tragedy situations. Therefore the viewer sees himself under the influence of his charming performance of any role, according to the daily al Hayat.
Kusa proved that an actor, like poets, writers and drawers, is an innovative power for the formulation of an infinite number of gestures, speculations, and differences within one character. He, besides his presence through acting owns various other talents as he wrote a group of stories that has been admired. He also practiced writing and directed two films, Sahra Muhathabah (Descent Feature) and Dawalike (And So On).
Observers of Kusa’s TV and movie roles realize that he has unique traits that make his performance different from others despite their variety and contradictory nature. Despite the domination of the romance style in his roles (his roles in the films Comparse and Nasim al Rouh (Spirit Breeze and the series Ahlam Muajjalah (Deferred Dreams) this did not prevent him from playing different roles as in the series Al al Jalali. He plays the role as a monopolist and opportunist merchant with all this role’s negative aspects -- Albawaba.com