The Shepherd is a historical drama taking place in Hungary in 1944, in a territory occupied by Nazis. The main character is an old shepherd, who lives alone on a ranch. After his daughter got killed by German soldiers, he decided in his grief to save as many Jewish lives as possible.
The film begins on an average day of the old shepherd. After getting his sheeps to the pasture, the sounds of the war’s horrors are heard from the forest. Amongst the trees, the shepherd finds the dead bodies of several Jews. He begins to search for survivors. At one of the clearings, he finds a naked, raped girl with a gunshot wound on her stomach. Since the girl is unconscious, she is not able to tell what has happened to her. The shepherd bandages the girl’s injury and takes her with him to save her life.