Citizen Nobel

When Jacques Dubochet receives the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, his life changes. Out of the shadows and into the light, he is suddenly contacted from all sides. What can he do with his voice, which is now heard by everyone? How should he, as a ‘noble citizen’, fulfill his responsibility as a researcher and human being? A speech by Greta Thunberg turns everything upside down.

The film shows how the biophysicist Dubochet repeatedly appears on television, attends scientific events or a book fair. The director accompanies the 75-year-old with a camera team and records his everyday life. What happens to someone who is suddenly world famous? Dubochet receives numerous invitations every day, he is recognized on the street, teenagers want to take selfies with him. But very few people really understand what Dubochet was actually awarded the Nobel Prize for.

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Citizen Nobel

Stéphane Goël

  • Documentary
Production Country / Year
Switzerland 2020
fr., en., de. OF mit en. UT
Color, 90min
Original Title
Citoyen Nobel

Director & Crew

Stéphane Goël

Born in 1965 in Lausanne/Switzerland. Studied Documentary Film in the USA. Active as a director and film editor.



  • PRUD'HOMMES, Dokumentarfilm


  • DE LA CUISINE AU PARLEMENT, Dokumentarfilm


  • FRAGMENTS DU PARADIS, Dokumentarfilm


  • INSULAIRE, Dokumentarfilm


  • CITIZEN NOBEL, Dokumentarfilm  HOF 2020
Stéphane Goël
Emmanuel Gétaz
Director of Photography
Camille Cottagnoud
Nicolas Veuthey
Karine Sudan
Carlos Ibanez Diaz
Masaki Hatsui
David Cavallo
Music Composer
Nicolas Rabaeus
Emmanuel Gétaz