Off the Beaten Track chronicles a world in Northern Transylvania, untouched for centuries, struggling with profound change. Since joining the EU, Romanians can earn more in one month in Germany than a year in their traditional occupation, as shepherds. This documentary introduces us to a teenage Romanian shepherd. We experience a year of his life as he works shepherding, cutting hay, making cheese and dipping sheep. The drama of his life is observed in the minute: the purchase of a car, the selling of lambs, the departure for Germany, the dark nights on the mountain and the day to day routines.