Madeleine is Lea’s teacher. Juliane Köhler who plays her said:
“…There was no set script and no written dialogue. We were given scenes with key points by Maria and then we improvised. This created something completely unique. It reminded me of family constellations in therapy. When you are in a room with strangers who are framed in relationships that correspond to your own family. Suddenly a stranger playing your father starts acting just like your real father.