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.

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Running time: 12:31


Original Production Format: 35 mm


Original Language: German


Subtitles: English


Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1


Sound: Stereo


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



Official Selections & Awards

HollyShorts Film Festival 2018

TCL Chinese Theaters | Hollywood, USA | 13 August 2018


New Renaissance Film Festival 2018

Close-Up Cinema | London, UK | 24 August 2018

*Winner* Best Historical Short Film


IWM Short Film Festival 2018

Imperial War Museum | London, UK | 25 October 2018

Film Shortage - Daily Short Pick

Retrospective of Jupiter

Lockdown Short Film Showcase

Event took place online during the COVID-19 pandemic

*Winner* Best Foreign Language Film

*Winner* Best Set Design

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Behind the Scenes

Press & Reviews

Interview by Massimo Barbato, Creative Director, NRFF - New Renaissance Film Festival blog




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"...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..."



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Article by "L'Eco di Bergamo", 28th August 2018 (in Italian).




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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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