Brest-Litovsk, a checkpoint between Poland and the former Soviet Union. A train heading from Paris to Moscow arrives. Since the Soviet rail gauge is 89 mm wider than the Western, the Belorussian railwaymen need to lift the railway carriage and change wheels in order for the train to continue East. Nominated in 1994 for an Academy Award and winner of many prizes worldwide, ‘89mm from Europe’, shows the enduring gap between the West and the East.