The film tells the true legend of 'The North Pond Hermit', a.k.a Christopher Knight. This man has spent 27 years in the woods of Maine with no human contact. He managed to stay undetected although all he ate and possessed was stolen. When he finally got arrested, Knight became a controversial figure, a media sensation, and a real folk hero.
‘The Hermit’ is a good-humored documentary ultimately about the extensive impact made by someone who spent a lifetime trying to erase any trace of his existence.