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In this intense short, a ballerina dances in shoes made of knives

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This short film En Puntas, by Javier Pérez, is one of the most intense wordless stories you'll ever watch. A ballerina — or perhaps a doll in a vast music box? — is forced to dance in toe shoes tipped by enormous butcher knives. The result is incredible, poetic, and chilling.

Learn more about Pérez' work on his Facebook page.