Film je posnet po literarni predlogi Ivana Tavčarja. Janez je že nekoliko starejši odvetnik, ki se je naveličal mestnega življenja. Za nekaj tednov se odpravi k svojemu sorodniku na deželo. Takoj se navduši nad kmečkim življenjem, še posebej, ko spozna mlado Meto, sorodnikovo hčerko. Z Meto se zaljubita, a Janez se mora vrniti v mesto, kjer ga čaka delo. Toda Mete ne more pozabiti.
Doctor Janez, a somewhat elderly lawyer, tired of urban life, pays a few week's visit to his relative Presecnik, a well-off farmer living in highland village. Farm life holds a great attraction for him, particularly because a deep and secret love develops between himself and Presecnik's daughter Meta. After a few serene and cheerful days spent on the farm, filled with pleasant labor and walks together with Meta in the unspoilt surroundings, he has to return to Ljubljana to resume his office work. But he cannot forget Meta and he makes his mind to buy a property not far from the Presecnik home and and to become a farmer. He does indeed buy a farm and sets out again to the Presecnik home to ask Meta to be his wife.