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Netflix Acquires Filipino Rom-Com ‘The Girl Allergic to WiFi’

9 August 2019

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Netflix Acquires Filipino Rom-Com ‘The Girl Allergic to WiFi’

Jun Robles Lana’s quirky comedy joins the platform’s growing list of content from Southeast Asia.

Netflix has acquired the quirky Filipino rom-com The Girl Allergic to WiFi (Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi), which proved a hit domestically with its tale of a lovelorn teen whose medical condition prevents her from using the internet.

Directed by acclaimed author-turned-filmmaker Jun Robles Lana (Die Beautiful), the film is centered around the hardships in life and love faced by a young girl diagnosed with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Disorder (EHS) — meaning she has to rid herself of all electronic gadgets.

The movie stars Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake and Markus Paterson and is set for an Aug. 21 global release.

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