Bartleby (1976 film)

Bartleby is a 1976 French drama film directed by Maurice Ronet and starring Michael Lonsdale, Maxence Mailfort and Maurice Biraud.[1] It is an adaptation of the short story Bartleby by Herman Melville.


Bartleby is a loner who gets hired as a clerk when a lawyer is desperate to find a reliable assistant. Unfortunately Bartleby isn't happy with his work. He falls into passivity and depression. When the law office moves, Bartleby prefers to stay in the abandoned rooms. People get fascinated his strange behaviour.



Bartleby was released in France in 1978.[2]


  2. "Bartleby (1976) Maurice Ronet" (in French). Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2015.

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