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Soviet Film Director Konstantin Bromberg Dies at 80

Konstantin Bromberg

Soviet and Russian filmmaker Konstantin Bromberg director of the children’s cult movies “The Adventures of the Robot Electronic” and “Wizards” died in the United States at the age of 80 on Jan. 10. This was announced by Mikhail Idov, Russian director and screenwriter, on his Facebook page.

Bromberg spent his last years in the U.S. According to Idov, after emigrating he did not work in cinema.

“I don’t know if future generations will be able to sit through the movie “The Robot Electronic,” but it made a huge impression on the Soviet Gen-X,” Idov wrote.

Konstantin Bromberg was born on Oct. 17, 1939 in Kharkov, Ukraine. He began working as a journalist and a television director in the 1950s. In 1965, he graduated from the screenwriting department of the State Film School and made his debut as a filmmaker with the film “The Long Day of Kolka Pavlyukov.”

Bromberg created three running story lines for Eralash, a popular Russian children’s comedy television show. In the 1990s, he was also a head of the Yuntelefilm studio for children's and youth films. 

However, he is most famous for his legendary films “The Adventures of the Robot Electronic” and “Wizards.”

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