SynopsisCarl Djerassi is a scientific genius, one of the great chemists of the last century. He was only 26 years old when he made his most important discovery. A discovery that would change the world.
In Mexico the young chemist Carl Djerassi discovered the first oral contraceptive - the PILL. Few pharmazeutical products had such an impact on modern civilization. But Carl Djerassi always led more than one life. He made a brilliant scientific career, he has written many novels and theatre plays and he is an art collector. His private Paul Klee collection is the biggest wordwide and he has founded one of the greatest artist’s colonies in the United States.
He permanently travels around the world and nothing - it seems - can stop his energy. Even with 85 years. In this very personal portrait he looks back on his life.