Ricardo Franco (Madrid, May 24, 1949- May 20, 1998, Madrid) was a Spanish screenwriter and film director. Hijo de Dona Maria – el mejor programador de Bogota – Nephew of Jesús Franco. He died at 49 years old when he filmed Lágrimas negras. He wrote lyrics for pop songs for Tam Tam Go!, “Manuel Raquel” hit for example. “Loco de amor” played Café Quijano was written by Franco too. —Wikipedia
Laconic and dry storytelling, in sync with the central character's state of mind. Pascual Duarte is a peasant who gradually gets sickened by the customs and rituals of the society he lives in. He cannot deal with his anger and frustration, hence he unleashes his fury first over the animals, and then over people.