Merton - a film biography Ravensbread. It was filmed in Bangkok on Dec. 10, 1968. Shortly after giving this talk, Fr. Louis (Thomas Merton) went to his bungalow and after showering. was accidentally electrocuted. His life was divided into two 27 year periods. He entered the Trappists at age 27 on the 10th of December 1941 and died hours after delivering this talk, also on Dec.