The Gateway of Europe

The Gateway of Europe
Directed by Jerzy Wójcik
Produced by Dariusz Jabłoński
Henryk Romanowski
Written by Andrzej Mularczyk
Melchior Wańkowicz
Jerzy Wójcik
Starring Alicja Bachleda
Kinga Preis
Music by Zygmunt Konieczny
Cinematography Witold Sobociński
Edited by Milenia Fiedler
Release dates
  • 11 November 1999 (1999-11-11)
Running time
73 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish

The Gateway of Europe (Polish: Wrota Europy) is a Polish historical film. It was released in 1999.[1] In 2001 it received Polish Film Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.[2]


In January 1918, three volunteer nurses came to the field hospital and Polish Corps located in the manor in Ciechinicze (Cichinicze) between Rahačoŭ and Babrujsk. Sophie, one of the nurses, finds her previously missing brother. When the hospital gets into the hands of the Bolsheviks, the sisters must cope not only with patient care, but also the brutality of the enemy soldiers.


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