Caudillo, a Spanish term that translates as military strongman or chief, refers here to the ultimate strongman of mid-20th-century Spanish political history, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, and the iconographic and psychological presence of the departed dictator is said to have impressed itself strongly on this 1977 documentary by Spanish filmmaker Basilio Martin Patino. Besides the interviews with Spanish Civil War veterans (from both sides of the conflict) and juxtaposed original footage that have come to define these documentary exhumations, there’s also some previously unavailable material from Franco’s own film unit that’s said to reveal the caudillo‘s own imaginative image of himself, including an exotic Franco-authored screenplay.