An epic, romantic adventure based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. Set in the mountainous frontier wilderness of the colony of New York in 1757, the story follows the life of Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis), a colonial trapper reared by the Mohican Indians, through the complex war between the English, French and their respective Indian allies. Being both warrior and peacemaker, Hawkeye wins the love of the Colonel’s daughter, Cora (Madeleine Stowe). Their relationship serves as a contrast to the waging war and the intermingling alliances that have been made and broken because of the war.
Holocaust survivor, Herman Broder (Ron Silver), is living in New York City and wrestling with post-war depression. Herman is married to Yadwiga (Margaret Sophie Stein) but also having an affair with Masha (Lena Olin), a married woman. To complicate matters further, Tamara (Anjelica Huston), his first wife who was believed to be killed in a concentration camp, resurfaces in America. "Enemies, A Love Story" is a portrait of life, love, and loss among a man and three women in his life.
Elliot Mantle (Jeremy Irons) is a successful gynecologist who works alongside his identical twin, Beverly Mantle (Jeremy Irons). Elliot is notorious for developing intimate relationships with his patients and giving the women to Beverly when he loses interest. Beverly develops strong feelings for a patient, Claire Niveau (Genevieve Bujold). But when she accidentally deceives him, Beverly spirals out of control, slipping into a state of madness.