1 hr. 19 min.
This unconventional British film, based on the renowned novella by Herman Melville, follows the employment of the eccentric title character (John McEnery). Working in an accounting office, Bartleby is withdrawn and calm, but, one day, when his boss (Paul Scofield) asks him to complete a task, he flatly refuses to do it. Soon the disconnected Bartleby becomes increasingly noncompliant, perplexing his unusually patient employer and leading to increasingly odd circumstances.
Director: Anthony Friedmann