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Jakarta Post

‘Republik Twitter’: The real love

  • Jenée Tibshraeny

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 12 2012   /  01:42 pm

Shifting love from cyberspace to reality is like taking a blind leap of faith.

Whether it be transforming a flirtatious “tweet” into a real life encounter, or making a relationship “Facebook official”, the question remains, how do we bridge the gap between real life and our parallel universe online?

Indonesia’s newest feature film, Republik Twitter, is set to answer this very contentious question.

The movie follows a resolute university student as he embarks on a trip from Yogyakarta to Jakarta to find the love of his life who he has been following on Twitter.

Yet without a map outlining the distance between cyberspace and reality, Sukmo’s (Abimana Arya) expedition is full of roadblocks and detours.

He learns that while he and Dyah (Laura Basuki) have chatted online, she is out of his league in real life.

Dyah exceeds his expectat...