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Bartleby

Bartleby

1976
France
1h36
Fiction
Col.
in french

Bartleby is a loner who gets hired as a clerk when a lawyer is desperate to find a reliable assistant. People get fascinated by the strange behaviour of the new employee.

Adaptation of the short story Bartleby by Herman Melville by Maurice Ronet, one of European cinema's most popular and prolific actors, most known for Louis Malle's Ascenseur pour l'échafaud ("Elevator to the Gallows", 1958) and Le Feu follet ("The Fire Within", 1963) or René Clément's Plein soleil ("The Talented Mr. Ripley", 1960).

Cast
Michael Lonsdale, Maxence Mailfort, Maurice Biraud, Hubert Deschamps
Screenplay
Maurice Ronet, Yvan Bostel, Jacques Quoirez, d'après la nouvelle d'Herman Melville : Bartleby le scribe
Photography
Claude Robin
Music
Gérard Anfosso
Art direction
Jean-Maie Thomen
Editing
Jean-Pierre Roques
Production
Antenne 2

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