'You gotta try the paczki'

Jacob Kowalski appeals to the bank manager for a loan to start his own bakery

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

SCENE 11: INT. BINGLEY’S OFFICE – MOMENTS LATER – DAY

JACOB opens his case with great pride. Inside is displayed a selection of his home-made pastries.

JACOB (O.S.)

All right.

BINGLEY

Mr Kowalski –

JACOB

You gotta try the paczki okay, it’s my grandmother’s recipe, the orange zest – just –

JACOB holds out a paczki… BINGLEY is not distracted.

BINGLEY

Mr Kowalski, what do you propose to offer the bank as collateral?

JACOB

Collateral?

BINGLEY

Collateral.

JACOB gestures hopefully towards his pastries.

BINGLEY

There are machines now that can produce hundreds of doughnuts an hour –

JACOB

I know, I know, but they’re nothing like what I can do –

BINGLEY

The bank must be protected, Mr Kowalski. Good day to you.

BINGLEY dismissively rings a bell on his desk.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling