Following a misjudgement by its ambitious young captain, a German WWI U-boat is forced to wait for a prolonged period on the bottom of the North Sea, facing the threat of enemy torpedo ships. This causes unprecedented physical and mental challenges for captain and crew.
Running time: 12:31
Original Production Format: 35 mm
Original Language: German
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Produced in 2017 in London, UK
Oberleutnant zur See Arthur Metz: Dan Anderson
Steuermann Johannes Nierlich: Atilla Akinci
Obermatrose Frits Thomas: Michael Wagner
Matrose Hermann Wolff: Simon Stache
MarIngAsp Artur Breidenbend: Paul Vitty
Bootsmann Daniel Siebert: Josh Leese
Writer and Director: Juri Ferri
Producer: Tito Téllez
Director of Photography: Tom Hudson
Camera Operator: Emma Catalfamo
Production Designer: Andrea Vigoni
Hair and Make-Up Designer: Alice Jones
Editor: Ksenia Kravchenko
Music: Enrico Ferri
HollyShorts Film Festival 2018
TCL Chinese Theaters | Hollywood, USA | 13 August 2018
Close-Up Cinema | London, UK | 24 August 2018
*Winner* Best Historical Short Film
Imperial War Museum | London, UK | 25 October 2018
Film Shortage - Daily Short Pick
Event took place online during the COVID-19 pandemic
*Winner* Best Foreign Language Film
*Winner* Best Set Design
Interview by Massimo Barbato, Creative Director, NRFF - New Renaissance Film Festival blog
"...Director Ferri tells a good story, placing us in a claustrophobic underwater coffin, and helming a competent filmmaking crew working hard visually to deliver on his story..."
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Review by Indie Shorts Mag, the most read review of 2018!
"..‘UB-13’ is an absolute treat [...] worth watching for its masterful realisation of the director’s vision..."
Interview by Retrospective of Jupiter.
"The element of imprisonment was essential to me, I wanted to place the characters in this environment from which they could not escape...."
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