I'm watching the movie "The Beach", from the year 2000, and in one of the scenes, a group of people living together, is having their nightly routine of learning a phrase from a foreign language, and some people are selected who need to repeat the phrase that someone suggested, in their respective language. This time the choice falls on the character played by Leonardo Dicaprio. This is the first time he has to do this, and he is a little nervous. With a shaking voice, he repeats slowly and hesitantly the phrase "sutra cu putovati mnogo milja biciklom". It turns out he nails it on the head. The group is cheering for him and one of the leaders of the group gives him an approving gesture and says: "Yes, Richard! Represented Man!"
Represent (source: Urban Dictionary) To give homage to where your from, usually with a nickname like Motor City, an area code like 305 or just saying the name like The Bronx. I represent New Jersey and Manhattan
Does he mean that because Richard made a good answer he represented his country and therefore payed his homage?