Time to rewatch both of these K-Dramas!
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Vincenzo and Snowdrop were both iconic K-Dramas, and they used one of the same filming locations!
Vincenzo poster | IMDb
Both of these K-Dramas filmed on the campus of Sun Moon University in Cheonan City, South Korea.
Vincenzo told the story of Vincenzo (Song Joong Ki) a Korean man who was adopted by an Italian family as a child. His adopted family was part of the mafia, and he fled to Korea to recover 1.5 tons of gold after his adopted brother tried to kill him. The gold was hidden in the basement of a building in Korea that a corrupt company, Babel Group, took illegal ownership of. Vincenzo teamed up with the tenants of the building to take down the company. He got especially close to attorney Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Been) as he fought to defeat Babel Group.
A building on Sun Moon University’s campus was used as the facade of the courthouse in Vincenzo. The building appeared in episode 1 during a hearing related to Babel Pharmaceuticals and again in episode 5 during the trial against Babel Chemicals.
The Vincenzo cast served modern, professional vibes while filming on Sun Moon University’s campus. The building’s large staircase looked very stately and the area in the front of the building was the perfect backdrop for the epic showdown between the lawyers before the trial that took place inside the courtroom.
The same building was used in Snowdrop. This K-Drama told the story of Eun Young Ro (BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo), a university student, who finds Lim Soo Ho (Jung Hae In) covered in blood and hides him in her dorm room. Lim Soo Ho claimed to be a graduate student, but he was actually a North Korean agent.
The building was used as the exterior of the dormitory that Eun Young Ro (BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo) lived in during Snowdrop. In the K-Drama, Eun Young Ro attended Hosu Womans University, which was based on the real-life Ewha Womans University in Seoul.
The Snowdrop cast served retro vibes while filming on Sun Moon University’s campus. The K-Drama was set in 1987, and the cast’s styling perfectly captured the time period of the drama.
The fact that Vincenzo and Snowdrop used the same building for totally different purposes proves just how timeless and versatile the building’s design is. Who would’ve guessed the same building could be used as a courthouse and a dorm?