After the sudden death of his father, a young man decides to move back to the farm where he grew up. He puts on the work clothes that his father used to wear and becomes a sheep farmer. Duty intimately and vividly portrays the young farmer’s daily life with the sheep, the care he has to give to each animal and all the practical things he has to deal with.
Duty is a gripping and empathetic story of what running a small farm in our time entails, about living close to animals and nature and about belonging to a tradition. Gradually and subtly it also becomes a story of loneliness.
A loneliness perhaps greater than any person can bear.