A young female drifter and an older widower living alone in Irish Connemara strike up a deal that she will work for him in exchange for food, but they will have no personal contact during their interactions. Sage and ironic, Martin (Stephen Rea
) is a self-sufficient outdoorsman who has chosen a solitary life. Refusing to give her name, the Dutch wanderer (Lotte Verbeek
) doesn't care to share her stories, and isn't interested in hearing about the lives of others. In time, Martin offers the girl a room to sleep in. She accepts, and their relationship gradually begins to evolve. It's only a matter of time before one of them breaks the deal, but who will it be, and why will they do it?