Love (?) a click away in Indonesia (also): Republik Twitter

“Republik Twitter” portrays not only Indonesia’s online romance scene, but also the nation’s collective love affair with sites.

“We are a Twitter nation. Some use the medium to communicate and share news, others to find love,” said Kuntz Agus, 30, who directed the film.

“Numerous hook-ups and break-ups happen on Twitter. Many relationships end badly due to personality differences. After all, it’s hard to get to know a person well in 140-character bits,” he added.

On screen, love blossoms on between Sukmo and Hanum. But after Sukmo meets her and she turns out to be a glamorous and beautiful journalist, his confidence melts. He decides to reinvent his looks, and real love blooms when they meet again.